BY THE VILLAGE SUN | Police have made an arrest in an alleged hit-and-run that left a man dead on the F.D.R. Drive at the start of fall.
On March 6, cops said that Mohammed Pasha, 64, of East Flatbush, Brooklyn, was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death, which carries a maximum penalty of up to seven years in prison, plus a fine of $2,000 to $5,000.
On Sun., Sept. 25, around 7:45 p.m., officers responded to a 911 call of a motor vehicle collision on the southbound F.D.R. Drive around 14th Street. Upon arrival, they found an unidentified male lying in the roadway with severe body trauma.
An investigation revealed the man was walking in the southbound roadway when the vehicle struck him, after which the driver did not stay at the scene.
Police still have not released any further information about the victim, pending family notification. A spokesperson said the man did have ID on him, but that sometimes it’s simply hard to locate family members. She said police did not have an address for where the man was living and that it was unknown if he was homeless. It was not clear why the man was walking on the F.D.R. or if he was trying to cross it.