A man died Monday night after being struck by two separate hit-and-run drivers in Brooklyn, the second such incident in the borough this month.
Police say 46-year-old Mohammed Hossain, of Borough Park, was crossing 37th Street at the intersection with Fort Hamilton Parkway in Borough Park at about 10:30 p.m. Monday when he was struck by the driver of a Honda SUV traveling south on Fort Hamilton Parkway. The collision knocked Hossain to the pavement, at which point he was struck by another driver, whose vehicle is not known to police. Both drivers fled the scene and have not been caught.
EMS found Hossain with severe traumatic injuries and pronounced him dead at the scene of the incident.
The lurid incident comes less than two weeks after a frighteningly similar one a few miles away in Crown Heights. On Nov. 2, 79-year-old grandma Yvonne Sandiford was crossing the street when she was struck by a driver who did not remain on scene, only to be struck again by another driver who also fled.
Monday’s crash is two blocks from the site where three pedestrians were injured by a drunk driver as they unloaded their car in January, as well as a 2020 incident where a dad was fatally pinned by an out-of-control driver right in front of his family. In September, a cyclist was fatally struck by a school bus at Fort Hamilton Parkway and 41st Street.
Transportation Alternatives, the safe streets advocacy group, described the intersection where Hossain was killed as “in desperate need of safety upgrades,” lacking daylighting at any corner to increase visibility.
“It’s unacceptable that four drivers hit fellow New Yorkers and kept going, and we can’t allow them to evade justice and accountability,” said Elizabeth Adams, the group’s deputy executive director for public affairs. “These reckless drivers are making our streets less safe, and our elected leadership must do more to protect New Yorkers from both dangerous drivers and dangerous streets.”
Traffic collisions killed 220 people on New York City streets as of Nov. 12 this year, one below the levels seen at the same time last year, according to NYPD data.