The man was walking from the South side of 106th street to the North side when he was hit. Image of intersection via Google Streetview.
A 44-year-old man was hit and injured on Monday by a vehicle registered with the Taxi and Limousine Commission. The driver drove off after the collision, according to police and a friend of the victim.
The man was walking from the Southwest corner of the intersection to the Northwest corner (where the Ellington is) at around 1:20 p.m. when he was hit by a gray livery cab, witnesses told his family, according to the family friend who contacted us. “Someone chased the cab, but couldn’t catch it,” she said.
An NYPD officer emailed the following description:
“In regards to the collision at W106 st & Amsterdam ave witnesses state that the pedestrian was crossing the street in the crosswalk and with the light in their favor when unknown lincoln TLC plates made a left turn and struck pedestrian. Unknown lincoln did flee the scene of the collision. Pedestrian was removed to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.”
Another NYPD sergeant said the Lincoln was gray.
The man was taken to St. Luke’s Hospital with multiple injuries. If you have information, contact the 24th precinct at 212-678-1811.