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.