Police hunt for truck that fatally struck pedestrian in Brooklyn hit-and-run

Credit: Metro File Photo
Credit: Metro File Photo

Police are looking for a truck that fatally struck a pedestrian in a Brooklyn hit-and-run Friday afternoon.

Officials said a man was pushing a shopping cart within the roadway of Atlantic Avenue in East New York when he walked alongside a parked truck.

As the unidentified man passed the driver’s side door just after 3 p.m., police said the truck pulled from its parking spot and hit the victim. The driver fled the scene.

The pedestrian was taken to Brookdale Hospital with severe body trauma and pronounced dead.

The truck is described as three axle, has a dark-colored cab and straight flatbed with a boom.

Cops ask anyone with information about the hit-and-run to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS, submit tips online or text 274637 (CRIMES), then enter TIP577.

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