A 70 year old man was critically injured by a speeding hit an run driver yesterday afternoon in Brooklyn, NYC. The man who was riding his electric scooter was in the crosswalk at the intersection of 25th Avenue and 85th Street when he was side-swiped by a speeding white SUV. The impact knocked the elderly man off of his scooter. Jennifer Fahmy, a teenaged pedestrian was standing nearby and witnessed the accident. She told NBC News that the driver almost hit her as well. As he was fleeing witnesses said he ran several red lights.
Jennifer immediately ran to the victim to assist him. She said that he was critically injured and was barely moving. She called 911.
The elderly man was rushed to the hospital in life threatening condition.