Brooklyn teacher suffers critical injuries in hit-and-run: NYPD

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CROWN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn — A Brooklyn teacher suffered critical injuries when she was hit by a car Tuesday, according to police.

Police identified this vehicle in connection with a hit-and-run that injured a Brooklyn woman, Dec. 7, 2021 (Crimestoppers/NYPD).

It happened just before 12:30 p.m. near Union Street and Classon Avenue in Crown Heights, according to police.

The vehicle struck 67-year-old high school teacher Dorothy Gargano and fled the scene eastbound on Union Street, police said. The impact was so hard that it made Gargano fly up in the air.

The victim was taken to the hospital by EMS and was in critical condition.

Her friend Marie Mazzei said she’s looking for a miracle.

“I feel bad,” she said before urging the driver to “do the right thing.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting, downloading the NYPD Crime Stoppers mobile app, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

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