In a shocking incident, a pedestrian was struck by an electric Citi Bike at the intersection of Fifth Ave. and E. 21st St. at approximately 12:40 p.m.
The collision resulted in severe injuries to the victim, while the unidentified e-bike rider fled the scene, prompting an ongoing search by law enforcement authorities.
The victim, whose identity has not been disclosed, suffered devastating injuries, including a fractured skull, fractured right eye, and significant bruising to the body.
The incident has left the local community in shock, highlighting the dangers posed by reckless cyclists in the city.
Local authorities, including the New York Police Department (NYPD), have launched a concerted effort to locate and apprehend the hit-and-run cyclist. In their pursuit of justice, the NYPD has released photos of the suspect in hopes of gathering information and identifying the individual responsible for the accident.
Detective Sarah Mitchell, spokesperson for the NYPD, stated, “We are deeply committed to bringing the perpetrator of this reckless hit-and-run to justice.
The victim’s injuries are severe, and we urge anyone with information to come forward to assist in our investigation.”
Law enforcement officials are encouraging witnesses, bystanders, or anyone with relevant information regarding the incident to contact Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS. Anonymous tips are also welcomed, and a reward may be offered for information that leads to the apprehension of the suspect.
This incident serves as a stark reminder of the importance of responsible cycling and the potential consequences of reckless behavior on the city’s streets.
The injured pedestrian’s condition remains a cause for concern, and the search for the hit-and-run cyclist continues as authorities seek to hold the responsible party accountable for their actions.