A 32-year-old woman riding an electric scooter was hospitalized after being struck by a hit-and-run driver on the Upper East Side Monday night, investigators confirmed to Upper East Site.
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Police say it was around 9:30 pm when the woman was struck while riding her e-scooter northbound on Park Avenue at the corner of East 79th Street, by the driver of a black vehicle going eastbound toward Lexington Avenue, sending the woman tumbling to the pavement and leaving her injured.
The suspect then fled the scene of the crash, according to police. A more detailed description of the hit-and-run driver’s vehicle was not immediately available.
The 32-year-old victim, who has not been identified, was taken to Weill Cornell Medical Center in stable condition, according to police and FDNY officials.
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The extent of the the woman’s injuries are not known, however, it is notable that the NYPD Highway Patrol’s Collision Investigation Squad was not called to the scene, indicating that her injuries are not life-threatening.
At this point no arrests have been made and police say their investigation is ongoing.
This Upper East Side intersection is a dangerous one, with 33 collisions over the last decade that have injured 47 people, including drivers, passengers, cyclists and pedestrians.
If you witnessed the hit-and-run crash or have any information that can help investigators, you’re asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-8477.
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