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Police release video footage of Jackson Heights Hit-and-Run

Vehicle involved (NYPD)

Vehicle involved (NYPD)

Sept. 16, 2016 Staff Report

Police are searching for the driver of a vehicle involved in a hit and run that put a motorcycle rider in hospital last month.

On August 19 around 4:30 p.m. a 21 year old man was riding east on 37th Avenue on his motorcycle when the SUV in front of him attempted to make a U-turn. The motor bike rider collided into the vehicle as it began making the turn. The rider was thrown from his motorcycle in front of 85-21 37th Avenue, and the driver fled west.

The victim suffered a fractured right hand and was transported to Elmhurst General Hospital, where he was reported to be in serious but stable condition.

The suspect’s vehicle is described as a red Cadillac SRS SUV, and the operator was a white or Hispanic male between 20 and 30 years old with black hair.

Police have released a photo and video of the car, and anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).

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The wall

Driver was white or hispanic? Had to be white all the hispanic guys are to busy pinching girls butts

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RetestalldriversinJH

That’s not quite what I would call a hit and run. The driver made an illegal u-turn (no surprise, since traffic rules are typically flouted by most residents in JH), and the motorbike ran into the car. The driver, however, should be held accountable for not doing the right thing and stopping to see if the person was fine, etc.

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nanci

I have a crappy computer, but I’m really surprised that the authorities can’t enlarge & enhance to read the tags.

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