Woman Struck in Manhattan Hit-and-Run Might Lose Her Leg

Sunday, Jan 17, 2010  |  Updated 11:00 AM EDT
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Woman Struck in Manhattan Hit-and-Run Might Lose Her Leg

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Police are looking for the driver of a silver BMW SUV who was allegedly involved in a hit and run accident which left a woman seriously injured in Manhattan.

The accident happened just before 6:30 p.m. Saturday in front of 34 West 139th Street between 5th Avenue and Lenox Avenue, police said.

Apparently, the 58-year-old woman was getting out of a double parked 1997 gold Audi when the SUV hit her and the car.  The Daily News reports the woman might leave her leg.

The woman was taken to Harlem Hospital in serious but stable condition with a severe leg injury, officials said.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the New York City Police Department's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.

Citizens can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers web site at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or texting their tips to 274637 (crimes) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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