A New York City cab driver helped police arrest a hit-and-run driver after he saw the motorist allegedly slam into a pedestrian and drive away, police said.
The cab driver was riding in the Bronx early Sunday morning when he saw a Honda minivan hit a 22-year-old pedestrian near Southern Boulevard and East 181 Street, authorities said.
The minivan driver then allegedly took off, but was followed by the cab driver who called 911, police said.
Police stopped the minivan and arrested driver, who was allegedly intoxicated, near Boston Road and Pellham Parkway North, authorities said.
The driver was arrested on charges including vehicular assault, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and driving while intoxicated.
The pedestrian was rushed to St. Barnabas Hospital in critical condition, authorities said.