Monday, July 27, 2009

Hunt for Bronx man killed by a hit-run driver

From the Daily News by Zachary Goelman and Jonathan Lemir:

Cops are hunting for a heartless driver who mowed down a pedestrian in the Bronx on Sunday and then sped off, police said.

Witnesses told investigators that a silver Honda raced through a red light at the intersection of Metropolitan and Wood Aves. in Parkchester just after 2:30 a.m., police said.

The sedan slammed into a man in the crosswalk, flipping the helpless pedestrian onto its roof, police said. The car then drove more than 200 feet before shaking the man loose onto the concrete, police said.

The victim, who was not carrying any form of identification, died within moments, police said. A backpack and a wrist watch were found near the corpse, police said. The medical examiner will attempt to identify the body. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS.

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