Man on skateboard crossing Brooklyn street critically injured by hit-and-run SUV driver

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GRAVESEND, Brooklyn — A 18-year-old man on a skateboard was critically injured Sunday after he was hit by an SUV in an apparent hit-and-run incident, police said.

The teen was crossing the street at the intersection of Avenue T and W. 10th Street around 3:10 p.m. when an SUV making a turn crashed into him, police said. The driver did not stay on the scene.

There is a traffic light at the intersection and the man was in the crosswalk at the time of the crash.

Surveillance video shows the SUV hits the skateboarder in the crosswalk and keeps on going, leaving the crumpled body of the skateboarder lying in the street.

The teen was rushed to Maimonides Hospital in critical condition. Police gave multiple ages for the victim, last identifying him as 18.

No identifying information is available for the teen. No arrests have been made.

Neighbors say speeding cars on Avenue T have been a longtime problem.

"As the years went by and people got hurt, they put in more lights," Harry Hammerstone told PIX11. "I have no idea what else they can do, maybe cameras?"

Another Gravesend resident was the victim of an unsolved hit and run in 1994. He still has injuries to his leg and he feels for this victim.

"I pray to god, he's all right and they find the driver," Joe Passantino told PIX11.

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