EAST VILLAGE, Manhattan (PIX11) — A 53-year-old man is in critical condition after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver in the East Village Sunday morning, police said.
The victim was found unconscious and unresponsive at the intersection of Third Avenue and St. Mark’s Place at around 5:48 a.m., police said. The man suffered head injuries and was taken to the hospital in critical condition, officials said.
Police said the pedestrian’s injuries were consistent with being struck by a vehicle. The driver did not remain at the scene.
The victim had just finished his shift at Ray’s Pizza when he was struck at the corner, workers told PIX11 News. The store manager said one of the employees saw the incident.
The co-workers were shocked and horrified by the crash. They described the victim as a great person.
Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at https://crimestoppers.nypdonline.org/, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.