Bay Ridge Dentist Killed in This Week’s Second Fatal Hit-and-Run on Fourth Avenue

Aerial view of Fourth Avenue and 79th Street in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn

I followed up on JH’s tip. There was indeed another Fourth Avenue hit-and-run:

A 58-year-old Bay Ridge dentist was struck by two cars and killed while crossing Fourth Avenue in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NY1 reported.

Harry Lewner of Cedarhurst was crossing the busy road around 9:15pm Thursday night when he was apparently struck by a Kia sedan traveling northbound, which then fled the scene. His body bounced from the impact, and was then struck by the 57-year-old driver behind the wheel of a 2001 Honda sedan, according to WPIX.

Karissa McFaline, 21, of Connecticut turned herself one and a half hours later at the Lower East Side’s 7th Precinct, reported Gothamist. She was driving a Kia with significant damage to the front driver’s side, NY 1 reported. Authorities have charged her with leaving the scene of an accident; she could serve up to seven years if convicted.

The owner of the second car stayed at the scene, and no charges will likely be brought against him. Lewner was pronounced dead at the scene, investigators said.

This is the second fatal hit-and-run accident along Fourth Avenue within a week. This past Sunday, Hugo Jansen, 75-year-old grandfather of two, was fatally wounded after a dark SUV hit him on Fourth Avenue at 46th Street in Sunset Park.



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2 responses to “Bay Ridge Dentist Killed in This Week’s Second Fatal Hit-and-Run on Fourth Avenue

  1. Pat

    God bless you, Dr. Lewner. You were a gentle spirit who helped many people. God must have had one horrendous toothache because He came and took you home to do His root canal.

    Rest in peace.

  2. Jackie Navarro

    I can’t believe this! I’m so saddened by this terrible news. Dr. Lewner was a great dentist, always so kind and good-natured. I’m floored by this news…

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