Friends and family of an elderly mother killed after being struck by a hit-and-run e-bicyclist want to know why the suspect had been allowed to get away, WABC reports.
Priscilla Loke died after being struck on the streets of New York City at the corner of Christie and Grand Streets on Sept. 5.
The 69-year-old assistant director of Head Start had been looking forward to retirement.
“It’s taken her away from what my family could have, the closest thing to a grandmother,” said her nephew Weng Wai Ho to WABC.
The NYPD released surveillance video of the incident.
It shows the man heading north on Chrystie Street and then hitting the victim. He is then seen trying to stand Loke up against a plastic barrier before walking over to a police vehicle and talking to officers.
He then backed away, got back on his bike and sped off, reports the Daily Mail.
Loke died three days later at the hospital.
‘Does this person know that he hit somebody, and that person is dead now?’ Liz Ouyang, Loke’s long-time friend, asked.
Police describe the suspect as Black with short hair and a slim build. He wore blue jeans and a white T-shirt and carried a light blue shoulder bag, cops. Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS confidentially.
“I have known her for over 35 years,” said Sook Ling Lai, executive director of Chinatown Head Start to The Daily News. “We all miss her. She never said no to a friend. … We are very sad, we miss her a lot.”
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