MANHATTAN, N.Y. (PIX11) – Police are searching for a bicyclist accused of hitting a 59-year-old woman on the East Side on Sept. 15 and then leaving the scene, according to the NYPD.

The man riding the bicycle crashed into the victim while she was walking in a crosswalk near Second Avenue and East 38th Street around 7:30 a.m., according to authorities.

Police believe the man was going the wrong way.

The woman was taken to NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue in critical condition, according to the NYPD.

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