A livery cab driver who was standing by his vehicle was struck by a hit-and-run driver on the Upper East Side around 1:45 a.m. today. Police say they apprehended the driver on the west side of Manhattan later this morning.
The livery cab driver, 62, appears to have been standing behind his car—WABC 7 says he was getting out of his car—on Madison Avenue near 80th Street when he was sideswiped by the driver of a Grand Marquis. The driver fled the scene, and the victim was taken to Bellevue Hospital with a serious leg injury.
The alleged hit-and-run driver and his passenger on West End Avenue (David Torres)
An NYPD spokesman says the driver and his passenger were taken into custody at 71st Street and West End Avenue. Charges are pending.