CROWN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn (PIX11) — A hit-and-run crash in Brooklyn is being investigated by the NYPD as a possible hate crime.

A 55-year-old man was struck by a hit-and-run driver while walking on Albany Avenue and Union Street on Friday around 5:05 p.m., according to the NYPD. After making a left turn on Albany Avenue, the driver slammed into the victim and then drove away.

First responders took the victim to a hospital. Authorities said he was expected to survive, however, the extent of his injuries was not disclosed.

The NYPD’s Hate Crime Task Force was notified of the case. Police did not specify why the Hate Crimes Task Force was involved in the investigation. No arrests have been made.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at or on Twitter @NYPDTips.