Skater critically injured after alleged hit-and-run in Brooklyn; driver arrested

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Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Driver in custody after hit-and-run with roller skater in Brooklyn
The victim is in the hospital in critical condition.

BOROUGH PARK, Brooklyn (WABC) -- An alleged hit-and-run driver is in custody after police say they saw him hit a roller skater and drive off in Brooklyn.

The victim is in the hospital in critical condition.

It happened just after 2:30 Tuesday morning at the intersection of 41st Street and Fort Hamilton Parkway in Borough Park.

Police say the 30-year old driver slammed into the skater so hard the car's front window was broken on impact.

The driver took off, but police saw the whole thing and pulled him over a few blocks away.

He's in custody on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

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Officials say the suspect followed the 51-year-old woman on East 48th Street just after 2 p.m. Thursday as she left the governor's office.


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