The NYPD is seeking a man who backed his Honda into a pedestrian while she crossed the street in the Bronx last month. The suspect stopped his vehicle and walked over to the victim, then drove away from the scene leaving the victim lying in the road.
According to the NYPD, a 51-year-old woman was crossing Jackson Avenue near the corner of East 149th Street around 10:30 a.m. on August 19th, when the driver of a grey Honda reversed quickly, hitting the woman and knocking her to the ground. Surveillance footage shows the suspect getting out of his car, and walking over to the spot where the victim lies prone. He proceeds to make a phone call while witnesses walk through the frame. The victim is still lying on the ground when he gets in his car and drives away.
NY1 reports that the victim was taken to a local hospital in stable condition, and treated for cuts on her knees and elbow.
The suspect was last seen wearing brown cargo shorts, a gray tank top, and white sneakers.
According to Vision Zero's crash tracker, one pedestrian and six drivers have been injured on Jackson Avenue between East 147th and East 149th Streets this year to date.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). 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.