2008_10_pedbow.jpgA 60-year-old Con Ed worker and a 74-year-old great-grandmother were killed in hit-and-run incidents in Manhattan and Brooklyn, while a 69-year-old wheelchair-bound man was critically injured in Queens yesterday.

  • Just before 7 a.m., 74-year-old Bridget Morrissey was crossing 75th Street at 14th Avenue in Bay Ridge when a car hit her. The car did not stop and Morrissey, who used to work at Lutheran Medical's kitchen and had Alzheimer's, was pronounced dead at the hospital. Her daughter told the Post, "I wish anybody who knows anything or has information would come forward and just fess up to it. I don't like cowards, and God doesn't like cowards."
  • Around 11 a.m., the Daily News reports that Korean War vet Bernard Sydnor was crossing in his motorized wheelchair Jewel Avenue and Parson Boulevard in Queens when "a car slammed into" him. He is in critical condition at New York Hospital Medical Center. The driver is not likely to be charged.
  • At 1:30 p.m., James Dong, a Con Ed customer operations representative, was returning to his company car when he was struck by an 18-wheeler on Bowery between Grand and Hester Streets in Manhattan. The driver, who did not stop, was stopped on the BQE and apparently did not realize he hit someone; it's unlikely he will be charged. A witness told the News, "There were body parts all over the street." Con Ed president Lou Rana said, "Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.