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Hit and run

In what has turned out to be an especially deadly year for bikers and pedestrians, Jose Ramos is at least the 15th cyclist killed this year by drivers.
Brian Boyd, a 26-year-old Upper West Side resident, was arrested on Thursday and charged with leaving the scene of a fatal crash and failure to yield to a pedestrian.
The city has seen a 43% spike in traffic-related deaths so far this year when compared to last year.
NYPD statistics show an increased in the number of hit-and-run drivers, with 23 reported during the first quarter of the year, compared to 13 the same period a year back, a 76% increase.
The 52-year-old was taken to a hospital, where he died.
Police believe the child was following his older brother onto the bus when he was hit by the driver, who then left the scene.
Ernesto Guzman is now the 20th cyclist killed in New York City this year.
Two pedestrians were killed by hit-and-run drivers in separate incidents in Manhattan and Queens early Monday morning, police said.
A senior visiting her son from Florida for the holidays was fatally struck by a hit-and-run driver while in a Brooklyn crosswalk on Friday afternoon, police said.
The death of the 25-year-old man marked the 28th bike-related fatality this year.
Two pedestrians were killed by hit-and-run drivers in separate incidents in the Bronx and Manhattan today.
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