Mercedes mows down pedestrian while escaping NYPD cops as they probed driver over ANOTHER hit-and-run

Mercedes mows down pedestrian while escaping NYPD cops as they probed driver over ANOTHER hit-and-run
The Mercedez Benz quickly reversed as cops knocked on the windows (NYPD)

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MANHATTAN, NEW YORK:  A Mercedes-Benz jumped a curb in reverse on Monday, October 24, and then mowed down a 30-year-old pedestrian as she was walking on the sidewalk. The incident happened at around 4 am as police officers tried to get the driver out from the car. 

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According to New York Post, footage indicates that the officers were seen banging on the car's windows; this is when the driver quickly reversed and then struck down a woman who was outside the Cilantro Dominicana Cocina restaurant. The condition of the woman remains critical after she was transported to Harlem Hospital in a serious condition.

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After hitting the woman, the vehicle then fled eastbound on West 202nd Street. Reports said cops were seen knocking on the window of the Benz as they believed it had been involved in another hit-and-run nearby. In an official statement, NYPD revealed, " The officers were alerted to a hit-and-run of another vehicle moments prior." The search for the suspect is still ongoing. It is suspected that the driver is also responsible for another hit-and-run that occurred five minutes after this incident, just five blocks away. 

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According to DailyMail, another victim, a 32-year-old man, was also taken to Harlem Hospital with severe back injuries. A 24-year-old man riding on the back of the scooter with the 32-year-old was also taken to the hospital but only suffered minor injuries. Later, the Mercedes was abandoned and reportedly smashed in from the impact. Police are now seeking help from the public to track the suspect. It is believed that a Black man who was filmed wearing a black shirt and balaclava could be the culprit. 

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In an another incident from August, as reported by MEAWW, a driver accelerated and hit three pedestrians in NYC while escaping from the police, but none of them suffered life-threatening injuries. The victims were a mother with her 2-year-old child in a stroller, and a man who was unrelated to the other two victims. 

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All the victims were taken to the Wyckoff Hospital, and the 35-year-old male victim sustained a leg injury. The 28-year-old woman, injured in the knee, was pushing her 2-year-old daughter, injured in the chest, in a stroller when the incident took place. The police explained that instead of chasing the suspect, they helped the victims

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