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NYC Hit-Run Driver Mows Down 70-Year-Old, Gets Out of SUV to Look at Her

A hit-and-run driver got out of his car to look at the 70-year-old woman and her caretaker he mowed down in a Manhattan intersection before taking off, surveillance footage shows.

Video obtained at the scene at West 181st Street and Bennett Avenue in Washington Heights shows the driver of a white SUV backing out of a parking spot and across two lanes of traffic before smashing into the elderly woman and her 42-year-old caretaker as they crossed Bennett Avenue at about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. 

The woman's son said after she was hit she was taken to the emergency room. 

"She fell on the floor and she hit her head probably her back as well," he told News 4 New York. "She was taken to the hospital."

The driver then can be seen getting out of his vehicle to peer at the two victims, the footage shows. But instead of trying to help, he gets back into the SUV and makes his getaway, swerving around another driver in a black SUV who had tried to box him in until police could get on scene. 

"He said to the crowd that he was staying and waiting for the police," the victim's son said. "Well he did not. He just flew away."

The women are expected to be OK, but the hunt continues for the driver and the car with Florida plates. 

No arrests have been made in the case. Anyone with information on the driver should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.

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