Video shows NYC driver FLEEING after ramming 3 pedestrians including girl, 2, in hit-and-run

The 35-year-old male victim unrelated to the mother and daughter, pushed the child out of the way, injuring his leg in the process

Video shows NYC driver FLEEING after ramming 3 pedestrians including girl, 2, in hit-and-run
A black SUV driver from Queens injured three pedestrians after a hit-and-run as he escaped the police and remains at large (abc7NY)
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RIDGEWOOD, QUEENS: As a driver was about to be apprehended by the police, he decided to make a run for it and hit the pedal to the metal, injuring three pedestrians in the hit-and-run. The incident occurred as the police conducted a car stop along Wyckoff Avenue and George Street in the Ridgewood section, at around 5 pm. 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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The NYC hit-and-run took place on Wednesday, August 10, in front of police officials who ordered the driver of the vehicle to step out as his number plate was suspended. As they slowly approached the vehicle, the driver accelerated and hit three pedestrians who were in his way, but none of them suffered life-threatening injuries. All the victims were taken to the Wyckoff Hospital, and the 35-year-old male victim sustained a leg injury. Shortly near 5 pm, the 28-year-old woman, injured in the knee, was pushing her 2-year-old daughter, injured in the chest, in a stroller when this potentially fatal incident took place. The police explained that instead of chasing the suspect, they helped the victims. The video showing the driver's escape was shared by CBS New York.

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CBS2's Alecia Reid interviewed the witnesses at the scene and they instantly hailed the 35-year-old male victim as a hero because he pushed the child out of harm's way. Ridgewood resident Carlos Lopez said, "The Budweiser deliveryman is the real hero because he actually pushed the little girl out of the way for her not to go under the car." Another resident Ivette DeJesus emphasized that he risked his life saying, "The guy was literally there with his leg broken like ..." trying to hold back tears. DeJesus also said that the deliveryman, lying there with a leg injury, was worried about others, "In the middle of working he's like, 'Is the baby OK? Call my job." Surveillance video shows the black SUV using havoc as the driver tried to escape. The vehicle was found abandoned in the 83 Precinct, but the driver is still at large. 

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This is a developing story and MEAWW will keep you posted. 

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