2007_05_tenspeed.jpgLast night, a Staten Island resident was critically injured when a 19-year-old driver hit him on Mosel Avenue (it's the Staten Island incident on the newsmap). The SI Advance says that the driver, Leon Wilson, had been fleeing undercover police when he crushed 47-year-old Juan-Han Guan with the car. A source says that Wilson was driving around 100mph at one point. Guan's bike was described as being "embedded in the hood of Wilson's car, the frame contorted and the front tire and handlebars broken off."

Police charged Wilson with reckless endangerment, reckless driving, unauthorized use of a vehicle and possession of marijuana. Why unauthorized use of a vehicle? The car was a rented Taurus, and Wilson was under age for renting the car; plus he was only driving with a learner's permit. Wilson apparently fled the car after hitting Guan, but police caught him.

Guan is in critical condition at Staten Island University Hospital, and his right leg may need to be amputated. Guan worked in Midtown Manhattan, but rode his bike between his home in the Concord section and the Grassmere train station and then took the ferry to Manhattan.