Police released surveillance video Thursday morning of a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run where a 70-year-old man on a motorized scooter was critically injured.
On March 2 at about 3:46 p.m. at the intersection of 85th street and 25th Avenue in Brooklyn, a white SUV was travelling northbound on 25th Avenue when it made a right turn on 85th Street and struck the elderly man who was riding the scooter, authorities said.
The motorized scooter was in the crosswalk heading south to north at the intersection, according to police.
The driver fled the scene eastbound on 85th Street, cops said. He stopped midblock, got out of his vehicle to assess the collision, returned to his car and fled the scene heading toward Stillwell Avenue and heading east on Avenue T.
Emergency personnel responded and transported the 70-year-old victim to Lutheran Medical Center in critical condition.
Police described the vehicle involved in the incident as a 2011-2015 white Jeep Grand Cherokee and it may have damage to the front right fender and bumper on the passenger side of the SUV.
An investigation is ongoing by the NYPD’s Collision Investigation Squad.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).
The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.