Latchman Singh mowed down at Flatbush Avenue Extension and DeKalb Avenue

Pedestrian dead in Downtown hit-and-run

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A hit-and-run driver struck and killed a man on Flatbush Avenue Extension at DeKalb Avenue on Monday night, according to police.

Officers found 34-year-old Latchman Singh unconscious in the crosswalk of the busy intersection between Junior’s Restaurant, Long Island University, and Applebee’s at 7:47 pm, cops said. Emergency medical personnel took the Queens man to Kings County Hospital Center, where a doctor pronounced him dead on arrival, police said.

The driver fled the scene and an investigation is ongoing, officials said.

Reach reporter Matthew Perlman at (718) 260–8310. E-mail him at Follow him on Twitter @matthewjperlman.
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

SP from Brooklyn says:
Thank god Carlos Menchaca and Mark Treyger are targeting cyclists who use cellphones.
Nov. 18, 2014, 2:20 pm
Common Cents from Crown Heights says:
So he got hit by a car on DeKalb and Flatbush and he was taken to Kings County? Is Methodist or Brooklyn Hospital not equipped to handle trauma?
Nov. 18, 2014, 2:36 pm
old time brooklyn from SLOPE says:
SP = are you off meds?
Nov. 18, 2014, 5:44 pm
Me from Bay Ridge says:
The trauma centers for Brooklyn are Kings County, Lutheran Medical Center and Coney Island Hospital.
Nov. 18, 2014, 6:50 pm
Ed from Bay Ridge says:
Get a grip, SP.
Nov. 19, 2014, 12:44 am
Common Cents from Crown Heights says:
Lutheran, Kings county and Brookdale are level 1 trauma, Brooklyn hospital is level 2, Methodist is level 3 seeking 2 status because they are equipped to handle level 2 trauma. The difference between 1 and 2 is negligible. I don't know extent of his injuries but it is quite possible his life could have been saved had he been taken around the corner.
Nov. 19, 2014, 5:49 am
bkmanhatman from nubrucklyn says:
Where's Taliban Tal, the anti-bike jihadi to protest that the pedestrian was wrong. Speed bumps on Flatbush
Nov. 19, 2014, 8:32 am
Jane Jacobs from A Better Future says:
bkmanhatman, you meant car-free on Flatbush, I think.
Nov. 19, 2014, 12:33 pm
bkmanhatman from nubrucklyn says:
@jane jacobs I have nothing against cars.In fact I maintain a car and still ride bicycles. That being said we need people to drive more sensibly not like they are driving on the grand prix in Monaco.
Nov. 19, 2014, 3:55 pm
bkdude64 says:
@nkmanhatman. We also need pedestrians to open their damn eyes when crossing the streets, and letting a car make a turn once in a while instead of walking like a snail oblivious to all traffic.
Nov. 19, 2014, 7 pm
Tal Barzilai from Pleasantville, NY says:
"Where's Taliban Tal, the anti-bike jihadi to protest that the pedestrian was wrong. Speed bumps on Flatbush"

That was downright insulting right there, bkmanhattan, and I'm no supporter of the Taliban either, so I expect a huge apology for you or I can hold you for slander.
Nov. 19, 2014, 9:36 pm
ty from pps says:
Hold me, Tal. Just hold me.
Nov. 21, 2014, 12:58 pm

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