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Fatal Brooklyn Hit-and-Run leaves 29-year Old Woman Dead

The rash of hit-and-run accidents that seemed to plague New York City in 2016 has apparently continued into 2017.  This time, 29-year old Hermanda Booker was struck was crossing Kings Highway near Nostrand Ave. in Midwood at about 6:45 a.m. when she was struck by a white SUV.  The SUV fled the scene and officials are still looking for the vehicle according to a report by CBS New York.  After she was truck by the SUV, she was then run over by an empty yellow school bus attempting to make a left turn from Kings Highway onto Nostrand Ave.

New York hit-and-run accidents often involve a drunk driver, an unlicensed or uninsured driver, an unauthorized driver of a borrowed or stolen car, a driver fleeing from police or a driver embroiled in an aggressive driving incident such as road rage.  Bicyclists and pedestrians are some of the most likely accident victims of hit-and-run drivers, according to a report by the U.S. Department of Transportation, which found almost one in five pedestrian and bicycle accident fatalities was caused by a hit-and-run driver.  Failure to stop after an accident - and an at-fault driver’s failure to provide assistance and ensure that medical help is called following an accident - is not only grossly negligent, but can increase the risk of serious injury or death.

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