A North Carolina man crossing the road in Bedford-Stuyesant was killed by a driver late Friday night, in keeping with police.
The sufferer, Wayne Reed of Fayetteville, was discovered with extreme trauma to his physique on the nook of Bedford Avenue and Quincy Road simply earlier than 10:30 p.m. on Friday, in keeping with police. Police later decided that Reed was crossing Bedford Avenue from Quincy Road when the motive force of an unidentified automotive slammed into him. The motive force didn’t stay on the scene, in keeping with police. Reed, 52, was transported to Interfaith Medical Heart and was pronounced useless.
A photograph printed within the New York Each day Information reveals a shoe discovered close to the place the sufferer was killed.
The NYPD’s Freeway Collision Investigation unit is searching for the motive force. No particulars of the motive force got.
NYPD statistics present an elevated within the variety of hit-and-run drivers, with 23 reported throughout the first quarter of the yr, in comparison with 13 the identical time a yr in the past, a 76% improve.
WABC-TV says there are studies the incident had occurred close to the scene of a drag race. Knowledge from 311 reveals drag racing complaints up 194% this yr, with 893 complaints filed this yr up to now in comparison with 303 the identical time a yr earlier than when residents have been hunkered down throughout the pandemic. In line with this yr’s 311 knowledge, Queens has seen essentially the most complaints for drag racing with 261; Manhattan with 213; Brooklyn with 168; the Bronx with 147; and Staten Island with 31.
Giant clusters of reported drag races this yr have occurred in Washington Heights and the northwest part of the Bronx, in keeping with the info.
The rise in drag racing complaints coincides with an effort by the NYPD to confiscate unlawful grime bikes, providing residents upwards of $100 for data resulting in a parked ATV or grime bike.