Bicyclist struck by dump truck in Manhattan hit-and-run will likely lose leg: police

MIDTOWN, Manhattan — A bicyclist who was struck by a dump truck in a hit-and-run early Friday morning will likely need to have his leg amputated, police said.

The male cyclist was struck by a dump truck at the intersection of West 40th Street an Eighth Avenue around 4:30 a.m., police said.

The cyclist suffered a leg injury, and when police responded it appeared he would likely lose it, officers said.

The driver of the truck fled following the crash, according to police.

The truck was only described as a "big" dump truck.

The victim was transported to Bellevue, and is expected to survive, police said.