A hit-and-run driver struck and killed a cyclist early this morning in Williamsburg, police said.
The cyclist, a 35-year-old man whose identity hasn't been released yet pending notification of his family, had been going east on Grand Street near Graham Avenue when the driver of a black sedan crashed into him, according to the NYPD. The preliminary investigation has revealed that the cyclist was in the bike lane.
"The car just hit him and left," an unnamed witness told The Daily News. "That sucks. That poor guy."
The driver fled the scene, and was last seen going east on Grand. The cyclist, who was found in the street with severe trauma to his body, was taken to Bellevue Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
brooklyn: just saw a cyclist get seriously injured (or worse) by a hit-and-run on grand st near graham. black late-model camaro. PLEASE RT
— daniel cohen (@dayan) July 2, 2016
Police say that the hit-and-run driver was operating a black Chevy Camaro sedan with tinted windows. The driver hasn't yet been identified, and the investigation is ongoing.
This was the second fatal hit and run in the span of just a few days: on Thursday evening, a driver struck and killed a pedestrian, seriously injured a cyclist, and gave two other drivers minor injuries. That driver fled but ultimately returned to the scene, where she was charged with leaving the scene of a crash resulting in death, a felony punishable by up to seven years in prison and/or a fine of up to $5,000.