Hit-and-run driver kills woman in Flatbush: Police

Hit and run: Canarsie resident, 67-year-old Linda Douglas, was crossing the intersection at Flatbush and Nostrand avenues on April 3 when she was hit by an 18-wheeler truck.
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Cops are searching for a hit-and-run driver who fatally struck a pedestrian on Flatbush Avenue on April 3.

Canarsie resident Linda Douglas, 67, was crossing the intersection at Nostrand Avenue shortly before 5 a.m. when she was hit by an 18-wheeler truck.

Paramedics arrived at the scene to find Douglas dead in the crosswalk with trauma to her head and body. The driver fled the scene before police arrived, according to authorities.

The investigation remains ongoing, with the Police Department’s Highway District’s Collision Investigation Squad on the case.

Anyone with information in regard to the identity of this male is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-8477. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

Reach reporter Aidan Graham at or by calling (718) 260–4577.
Updated 11:10 am, April 4, 2019
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