The NYPD is asking for the public’s help in locating a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run Monday afternoon in the Upper West Side that left four pedestrians injured.
At about 4:38 p.m. Tuesday police responded to a car crash near West 62nd Street and Broadway where emergency personnel had transported four victims to local hospitals.
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The victims included a 39-year-old woman with a severe cut to her left arm who was taken to Bellevue Hospital in critical condition; a 23-year-old man with a broken nose and cuts to his right arm and a 50-year-old man with a broken arm who were taken to St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital; and a 42-year-old man with a bruise to his right arm who was taken to Cornell Medical Center.
A preliminary investigation found that a black four door 1999 Honda Accord had been traveling northbound on Broadway at a high speed when it rear-ended a yellow 2004 Nissan taxi, police said.
The taxi then accelerated onto the sidewalk and crashed into a mobile food cart — containing a worker inside — which fell over and struck the four pedestrians on the sidewalk, according to cops. The Honda then drove away northbound on Broadway.
On Tuesday morning police released a photo of the Honda Accord, which has a Pennsylvania license plate #KCN0713. The sedan suffered damage to the front end, mainly on the passenger side of the car.
Anyone with information 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 or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.