Rolls Royce hit-and-run accident in Brooklyn leaves man dead

A 58-year-old man was killed in a hit and run involving a Rolls Royce in Brooklyn early Tuesday.

Authorities say the victim was attempting to cross Bayard Street and McGuiness Boulevard in Greenpoint, against the signal, when he was struck around 12:45 a.m.

Arriving officers found the man lying in the street with severe injuries.

He was rushed to Woodhull Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The driver fled the scene.

The victim’s name has not been released, pending notification of family members.

Authorities are searching for the driver and any potential witnesses, but it happened in an area where businesses are not open late and nearby the noisy BQE.

Anyone with information is urged to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit tips by visiting the CrimeStoppers website at or by messaging on Twitter @NYPDTips.

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