Street markings were in the process of being painted by the Dept. of Transportation on Friday morning at the intersection of Franklin and India streets where many car accidents have occurred.
A stop sign was quietly installed at the intersection over the past week and nearby residents have reported that drivers often run through the stop sign creating a hazardous situation for pedestrians and cyclists.
@nyc311 the placement of this stop sign is seriously dangerous. Need enforcement ASAP. There’s a near miss every few minutes.
A driver who fled the scene after running over a 25-year-old pregnant woman at the intersection of Middleton Street and Lee Avenue in South Williamsburg is being sought by NYPD.
GRAPHIC: Woman struck by speeding hit-and-run vehicle in Brooklyn at Lee Ave & Middleton Street on Wednesday afternoon. The #Williamsburg Shomrim Patrol located the empty vehicle. @NYPD79Pct are investigating. She was rushed to the hospital with multiple injuries. pic.twitter.com/01rj5aFNF3
The hit and run happened on Wednesday at approximately 3 p.m. and sent the woman flying into the air, she is recovering at Bellevue Hospital
The car, a 2007 Chrysler was abandoned by the driver after he sped away, even driving onto the sidewalk to escape, Pix11 reports.
With at least 63 fatalities this year, traffic-related deaths are up approximately 30 percent in NYC compared with the same time period in 2018, according to Streetsblog.
Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74682), logging onto the Crime stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or by texting tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enterings TIP577.