Horrifying video shows man being run over while he filmed driver doing donuts in Manhattan
MANHATTAN, NEW YORK CITY: A bystander was knocked down by a souped-up sports car performing donuts in Lower Manhattan. On Saturday (March 19) midnight, the unnamed victim was photographing the driver's reckless act at the junction of Vandam and Greenwich Streets in Hudson Square when he was run over and left in serious condition, according to authorities.
After attempting to acquire a better angle of the car and its daredevil moves, video shows the man tripped and falls squarely in the path of the vehicle's front wheels. The car, a red two-door Infiniti, ran over the victim. According to officials, the man sustained a cracked skull, brain damage, and serious physical injuries as a result of the accident. The NYPD also recently released a disturbing video that showed a gang of dirt bikers brutally beat and rob a 64-year-old driver and his son after the driver accidentally hit a member of their crew at a Harlem intersection. In another instance, Regitze Gamble, a 75-year-old motorist with a history of traffic offenses went scott free after she drove into a busy Miami Beach sidewalk café, killing one person and injuring eight others.
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According to Fox5, the victim was sent to Bellevue Hospital, where he is now being treated. The car was branded with the words 'Tyler Spec' in yellow letters, police revealed. Authorities described the motorist as a light-skinned male who raced away and left the area. NYPD said that the vehicle left the scene eastbound on Vandam Street. According to authorities, no arrests have been made, but the hit-and-run investigation is still underway. Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at https://crimestoppers.nypdonline.org/ or on Twitter @NYPDTips. Police say all calls are strictly confidential.
🚨WANTED for LEAVING THE SCENE OF AN ACCIDENT: On 3/19/22 at approx 12:01 AM, in the vicinity of Vandam St & Greenwich ST in Manhattan, the suspect drove over a 23-year-old man as he fell to roadway. Any info? DM @NYPDTips or call at 800-577-TIPS. pic.twitter.com/mgGezAFW2B— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) March 21, 2022
According to ABC New York, the terrifying hit-and-run occurred while the city was recovering from a crime wave last month that witnessed a nearly 60 percent increase in crimes over the previous year. The city's recent crime statistics reveal that there were 9,138 occurrences in February, compared to 5,759 in the same month in 2021, with double-digit increases in virtually every major category. In February, there were 32 murders, three higher than the same month the previous year. Several other categories witnessed significant increases, including auto theft, which increased by nearly 105 percent; grand larceny, which increased by nearly 80 percent; robberies, which increased by 56 percent; burglaries, which increased by 44 percent; and assaults, which increased by 22 percent. In February, rapes increased by a startling 35 percent.