Police are investigating a possible hit and run in Brooklyn this morning that left a bicyclist dead from his injuries, according to the NY Post. At first it seemed that the rider had simply fallen, however police now think that the accident may have been a hit and run.
When a hit and run results in death, charges can be as serious as a Class D felony. This charge can be brought when a driver, when knowing or having cause to know that he has injured another party, leaves the scene of the accident and the other party subsequently dies. The investigation here is ongoing. Presumably the Post will update the story as more details become available.
The Post’s account can be found here.