Homeless Man Killed in Hit-and-Run on the Bowery Last Night
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Last night at around 7:30pm, a homeless man residing at the Bowery Mission was killed in a hit-and-run just north of Rivington Street. Northbound traffic was completely sealed, with police cruisers redirecting motorists back down the Bowery. What we know is that the 24-year-old BMW driver was an Asian male named Danny Lin who fled the scene, but was caught and arrested after hitting a fire hydrant just around the corner on Stanton Street.
This marks the fifth fatal motor vehicle accident in the vicinity in the last two months, a trend that Councilwoman Margaret Chin is currently trying to battle.
We received the following dispatch following the incident:
I arrived after the young Asian man ran over a very well known man who lives at the Bowery Mission. The Asian man fled the scene and turned down Stanton were he was stopped.
Charges against the driver are still pending, according to police. Vision Zero, people.