NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The family of an MTA bus driver who was killed in the crash is talking.
They are heartbroken, but hopefully the suspect will take action.
NYPD is searching for the driver of a white Nissan Altima, believed to be involved in the crash that killed 38-year-old Oscar Holford.
“I feel angry… I feel sad. I hate it that happened, ”said Holford’s mother, Bonnie Snider.
Snider and the rest of his family are currently ravaged by his death.
Police said he was hit around 10 p.m. on March 12 while crossing the street at the corner of Shepard Avenue and Pitkin Avenue at East New York, Brooklyn.
Holford, a 14-year MTA bus driver, was taken to the local hospital, where he cured his injuries three days later.
“He loves his work. He loves the job of driving a bus. He’s just a friendly person, ”Snider told CBS2’s Kiran Dhillon.
Holford, the father of 5 girls, grew up in Manhattan but now lives in Brooklyn. Nikkiya Simmonds, mother of his oldest daughter, said the girls were heartbroken by his death.
“He’s a great dad, and he has a great personality. That is what people always remember about Oscar. He’s one of a kind. His personality is amazing, ”she said.
Holford’s girlfriend was too miserable to talk to CBS2 on camera, but she said the two of them lived across the street from the corner where the fight happened.
She said that he was returning home after attending a daughter’s birthday party when he was hit by a bullet.
The family says that the devoted father deserves justice.
“People today don’t want to stop because they don’t want trouble, but I hate that happened. At least it could have slowed down, ”said Snider.
It is not clear whether the driver has speeded or passed a red light.
Anyone with information pertaining to this incident is required to call the NYPD Crime Hotline at 1-800-577-8477 or for Spanish, 1-888-577-4782. Tips can also be sent to NYPDTips Twitter account or post online now NYPDCrimeStoppers.com.
CBS2’s Kiran Dhillon contributed to this report.