An elderly man was reportedly killed by a truck driver in Williamsburg this afternoon, the latest victim in a string of fatal hit and run crashes to start 2017. Council Transportation Chair Ydanis Rodriguez, who earlier this month introduced and announced legislation aimed at catching and convicting hit and run drivers in NYC through an alert system and a reward fund, issued this statement in response:
"The loss of another life on our streets from a cowardly and reckless driver pains me deeply. It is unconscionable that a driver would leave someone dying on the street without staying to see if they are ok to get help. This action is unacceptable and we as a city must do everything we can to see that this and all hit and run drivers are brought to justice. I ask that my fellow New Yorkers be part of the solution by helping to identify this driver and help us to eradicate hit and runs from our streets, because just one is too many."