Police are looking for the the driver who hit and killed a cyclist in East Harlem Wednesday night, thenhit another car while dangerously fleeing the scene.
The 42-year-old cyclist, who has not yet been identified by police, was riding his bike on East 129th St. near Park Avenue around 11:20 p.m.
An unidentified driver in a 2002 Mercedes sedan with Florida license plates was driving west on 129th Street, and hit several construction barriers before rear-ending the cyclist, police said.
The collision sent the man flying on to the hood of the car and into the windshield. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Authorities said the driver fled the accident scene, driving the wrong way up Madison Avenue and against traffic on East 128th Street, hitting a Volkswagen that was stopped for a red light head-on. The Volkswagen passengers were not injured.
Three men fled the Mercedes on foot heading north on Madison Avenue, police said.
There have been no arrests and the investigation continues.
NBC New York reported that state court officers saw the car run a read light at 138th Street and Bruckner Boulevard, crossing the Third Avenue Bridge from the Bronx into Manhattan, before the fatal accident.