Woman in Intensive Care After Being Struck by Fleeing Bicyclist on Upper East Side: Police, Family - NBC New York

Woman in Intensive Care After Being Struck by Fleeing Bicyclist on Upper East Side: Police, Family

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    Cyclist Strikes Woman Unconscious on Street

    Police are looking for a bicyclist who hit a 67-year-old woman on a Manhattan street, then pedaled away, leaving the woman to bleed and seize on the ground, her daughter says. (Published Thursday, June 11, 2015)

    Police are looking for a bicyclist who hit a 67-year-old woman on a Manhattan street, then pedaled away, leaving the woman to bleed and seize on the ground, her daughter says. 

    The cyclist hit Mary Grace Belfi just after she parked her car on First Avenue and 86th Street Tuesday afternoon. She and her daughter were heading to lunch, and Belfi was crossing a bike lane on First Avenue to bring a muni-meter ticket back to the car when she was hit, her daughter said. 

    "I was in the passenger seat and I saw him whizzing by out of the periphery of my eye, and I saw her just drop," said Lilly Belfi. 

    "She was on the ground unconscious, seizing, bleeding everywhere. Blood was coming out of her nose and mouth," she said.

    Mary Grace Belfi is now in intensive care with extensive bleeding on the brain, a broken nose and a broken collarbone, according to Lilly Belfi. 

    It should be a happy time: Lilly Belfi is expecting her first child at the end of the month -- Mary Grace Belfi's fifth grandson. 

    "I'm really scared for her. I'm praying for her. It's really sad," said Lilly Belfi. 

    Lilly Belfi said the bike was red with white front shocks; the cyclist was wearing denim shorts with knee braces, a blue T-shirt, a brown cap and a blue-and-white helmet. 

    Police said they're investigating the case as a collision and are continuing to look for the cyclist. 

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