Wrong-Way "Hit-and-Run" Driver Plows Into Cyclist Before Crashing Into Store
Written By: Rheingold, Valet, Rheingold, Ruffo & Giuffra LLP
By: Caroline Mason
A biker was hit and severely injured by a sedan going the wrong way down East 29th Street. The cyclist was riding his bike around 6:30 a.m. on June 8 when a sedan hit him, only to speed the wrong way down the street, take out a light post, and run into a drycleaner store.
The driver, who had totaled his own car by this point, was terrified and ran away from the scene while the biker laid in critical condition on the ground waiting for EMS to pick him up.
These drivers are not paying attention to their surroundings, hurting people, and too often fleeing the scene immediately after.