Midtown, Manhattan, NY (November 8, 2019) – A 61-year-old man was hit by a vehicle that left him with critical injuries on Thursday night, November 7th. The auto-pedestrian collision occurred at around 11:30 p.m. at the intersection of 40th Street and Eighth Avenue in Midtown, Manhattan.
Police stated that the victim was walking across the intersection when he was struck by a Lyft vehicle. The 25-year-old driver fled the scene as police and paramedics responded to assess the incident.
The driver was ultimately found approximately three blocks away from the scene and the victim was transported to a nearby hospital. He is currently listed in critical condition.
The incident is under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the victim and their family at this time. We hope for his full recovery.
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