BROWNSVILLE, Brooklyn (PIX11) — The NYPD is searching for a driver of a dirt bike that fled the scene after crashing into a car in Brooklyn, leaving his 14-year-old passenger in critical condition after she was flown from the bike.
Police responded to a 911 call of an accident on Linden Boulevard and New Jersey Avenue in Brownsville, where they found the 14-year-old lying on the street unconscious. They determined that a red 2004 Kawasaki dirt bike was speeding on northbound New Jersey Avenue when it struck a car trying to make a U-turn onto New Jersey Avenue.
Both the driver and passenger were thrown from the bike, but the man got up and ran from the scene. The driver of the car stayed on the scene.
Police describe the suspect as a dark-skinned man, about 17 to 20 years old. He was last seen wearing a black vest and orange shirt. His image was caught on a surveillance camera at a nearby Burger King.
The investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stopper website or texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.