Police Release Video of Hit-And-Run In Harlem (video)

hit-and-run-in-harlem1Police are searching for a suspect in a November hit-and-run that occurred on West 155th Street — often considered the borderline between Harlem and Washington Heights.

A man crossing through the intersection at West 155th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue around 4:35 a.m. on Nov. 21 was struck by a white four-door sedan, police told Patch. The driver of the vehicle left the scene after striking the victim, police said.

Police video of the collision shows the victim, a 38-year-old man, running across the street when he is hit by the vehicle which appears to be moving at a rather high speed. After the collision the vehicle appears to accelerate, according to the police video. It is unclear whether the pedestrian or the driver had the right-of-way.

The pedestrian was transported to St. Luke’s hospital where he was treated for his injuries, police said.

Here’s the video:

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There was a witness to see the hit-and-run at the bottom left of the video in a large jacket with a hood.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or 1-888-57-PISTA (74782) for Spanish. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and entering TIP577. All tips are confidential.

Photo/video by NYPD

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