Michael Spalla, 47 charged in connection with Ocean Parkway hit-and-run

Witnesses say they saw a man thrown into the air after being struck while crossing the busy road. (5/6/14)

BROOKLYN - Police have charged a suspect in connection with a hit-and-run that seriously hurt a 68-year-old man.

Michael Spalla, 47, is accused of driving without a license and leaving the scene of an accident Monday.

The crash happened at Ocean Parkway and Avenue O in Midwood. Witnesses say they saw a man thrown into the air after being struck while crossing the busy road.

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The victim is recovering at Lutheran Hospital.

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