A 60-year-old woman was seriously injured after being struck by a driver Sunday morning in Manhattan by the Midtown tunnel. The driver never stopped, and now the police are looking for him.
The incident occurred at 10:30 a.m., near East 38th Street and Tunnel Entrance Street. According to the NYPD, "the suspect's vehicle struck the 60 year-old female victim as she crossed 38 Street. The individual did not stop and fled eastbound on East 37 Street against the flow of traffic before the vehicle turned northbound onto 1 Avenue. The victim suffered a serious left leg injury as well as trauma to her body. She was removed to an area hospital in critical but stable condition."
Apparently the victim, who may work in the neighborhood, "finally became dislodged near East 37th Street and 1st Avenue"—a block away.
Video released by the police shows the driver moving traffic/construction cones to continue driving. Police describe the car as a late model dark colored Toyota Sienna van with yellow New York State license plates.
Anyone with information in regards 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 WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.