Cops Search for Minivan After Hit-and-Run Critically Injures Woman - NBC New York

Cops Search for Minivan After Hit-and-Run Critically Injures Woman

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    Police: Man in Van Struck, Dragged Woman in Manhattan

    The NYPD released new surveillance video Sunday of a man wanted in a hit-and-run accident in Manhattan. The man dragged the woman for nearly two blocks, according to police. (Published Monday, Oct. 31, 2016)

    What to Know

    • Police are searching for a dark minivan that plowed into a woman and then dragged her as it drove into oncoming traffic on Sunday afternoon

    • The van hit the 60-year-old woman at 38th Street in Midtown before fleeing into oncoming traffic down with the woman stuck under the van

    • Police released surveillance video of the van on Sunday evening

    Police released new video Sunday as they continue their search for the owner of a minivan that plowed into a 60-year-old woman and then dragged her down a street in Manhattan on Sunday morning.

    The dark Toyota Sienna struck the woman as she crossed 38th Street in Murray Hill around 10:30 a.m., according to police.

    The driver didn’t stop and dragged the woman nearly two blocks down East 37th Street against the flow of traffic before turning northbound on First Avenue.

    The woman eventually got loose from the vehicle. She suffered a serious injury to her leg and other serious injuries to her body. She was taken to an area hospital in critical but stable condition.

    "Definitely very scary. There's always a lot of traffic here with the tunnel, a lot of construction, a lot of beeping, honking, everything. That's very, very scary," Ross Wengrover, a resident of the area, said. 

    Police released video of the Sienna on Sunday evening and said it had New York plates. The NYPD asks anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.

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