There are way too many stories about drunk or careless drivers killing people, but this one hits close: A 25 year old NYU graduate student was killed by a hit-and-run driver at 2nd Avenue and 14th Street at about 1:30 AM Sunday morning. Hannah Engle and her sister had seen "24 Hours on Craigslist" earlier in the morning and parted when Engle was hit by a 2001 Hyundai driven by Wole Parks. Parks got out of the car and left the scene, but left his wallet in the car. He later turned himself into a precinct in Greenpoint and was charged with Parks was charged with "leaving the scene of an accident, driving with a suspended license and driving while intoxicated." A suspended license - plus driving while intoxicated! This is a street that many people walk on, and 1:30AM on a weekend night is just when people start coming out! These stories make Gothamist crazy.
According to the Daily News, Engle's sister, Rebecca Jupiter, actually saw the accident when she was about to go into the subway, saying, "I instantly recognized her hair. I just knew it was her. I just ran up to her, and there was blood on her face. She was not moving, and they put her in the ambulance."