BOERUM HILL, Brooklyn — Police early Friday were looking for the driver of a car that struck and killed a man crossing a Brooklyn street before speeding off Thursday night, according to the NYPD.
Authorities said the 44-year-old man was using the crosswalk to cross the street at the intersection of Bergen Street and Fourth Avenue, in the Boerum Hill neighborhood, when he was hit by the car around 8:50 p.m. Police said they were looking for the driver of a black sedan.
Police said the driver did not remain on the scene, leaving the man for dead after striking him. They said the vehicle involved headed northbound on Fourth Avenue.
Responding officers arrive to find the man lying in the road with head trauma, officials said. He was taken to a local hospital and initially listed in critical condition early Friday.
Authorities later Friday morning said the man had succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the hospital. His identity was not immediately released.
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