Driver Makes U-Turn After Argument, Plows Into Pedestrians in Bronx: Police

Police are looking for a driver who allegedly plowed into a group of pedestrians in the Bronx, critically injuring one of them, after his passenger got into an argument with them Monday afternoon, authorities say. 

Three women and a man were walking underneath Bruckner Expressway at East 138th Street in Port Morris at about 1 p.m., when the man exchanged words with a passenger in a passing vehicle, according to police. 

The vehicle stopped a few feet away, made a U-turn and accelerated into the group, injuring one of the female pedestrians, police said. 

The driver, in a white sedan with a black passenger's-side door, took off after making impact.  

"He hit her and ran away. He didn't even stop, he didn't even check her out or nothing," said one witness. 

The victim was taken to Lincoln Hospital in critical condition. 

It's not clear whether the group of pedestrians knew the people in the car. The driver is being sought for aggravated assault, police say. 

Anyone with information on the driver is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.

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