Lawmakers Decry Two Hit-And-Run Road Deaths in Brooklyn
…Police say that at 12:28 a.m, Saturday, Neftaly Ramirez, 27, was biking along Franklin Street in Greenpoint when he was struck by a white and green garbage truck traveling southbound on Franklin at the intersection of Noble Street. The driver, who police say worked for a private sanitation company, did not stop, and by the time police and EMS workers arrived, Ramirez was dead. The driver has not been found and the case remains under investigation.
Ramirez death marked the 11th cyclist killed in a traffic-related incident in 2017.
A day later, at about 3:10 p.m., Sunday, surveillance footage shows that Gravesend resident Alejandro Tello, 18, was hit by a white BMW SUV as he crossed the intersection of West 10th St. and Avenue T on his skateboard. He died overnight at Maimonides Hospital. Police located the vehicle only a few blocks away, and the driver has not been found…