Bicyclist, 72, killed in Manhattan hit-and-run: police

MIDTOWN, Manhattan  — A 72-year-old man was killed in a hit-and-run in Manhattan Monday morning, according to police.

The incident was reported at Eighth Avenue and West 45th Street at 5:53 a.m., police said.

Responding officers said they found Joseph Chiam next to a bicycle. He was transported to the hospital, where police said he was pronounced dead.

Investigators believe the 72-year-old was riding a bicycle in a bike lane on the northbound side of Eighth Avenue when he was struck by a vehicle, NYPD officials said.

The driver fled after striking Chiam, according to police.

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