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A man in his 70s was critically injured Wednesday afternoon after being struck by a hit-and-run driver in Brooklyn, according to reports.

The victim, who was riding a motorized scooter, was hit by a white car at about 3:45 p.m. on 85th Street and 25th Avenue, CBS New York reported.

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The man had been riding on the side of the street when the car sideswiped him, according to DNAinfo. The car then drove off, almost hit another pedestrian and ran a red light.


After being hit, the victim fell off his scooter, DNAinfo reported, and was bleeding from his head and leg.

He was taken to Lincoln Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. The NYPD is investigating the incident.