Woman hit by vehicle that fled the scene in Brooklyn

EAST FLATBUSH, Brooklyn (WABC) -- A woman is hospitalized after being hit by a vehicle that fled the scene in Brooklyn Tuesday morning, authorities said.

The 63-year-old woman was clipped by the vehicle at about 8 a.m. in East Flatbush.

Firefighters from a nearby firehouse rushed to help, rendering aid immediately, which likely saved her life.

The woman was taken to Kings County Hospital, where she is expected to survive.

Police have not yet released her identity. Sources tell Eyewitness News she may be homeless.

The accident remains under investigation as police search for the driver.

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