RMA#1316-16 20 Pct Leaving the Scene 05-09-16
Image via NYPD.

Police are looking for the black Honda pictured above; they say it started a chain reaction crash that injured four people on Monday.

It was reported to police that on Monday May 9, 2016 at approximately 1638 hours, there was a motor vehicle accident involving two vehicles in the vicinity of West 62 Street and Broadway. EMS also responded to the location and removed 4 victims to area hospitals; a 39 year-old female (severe laceration to left arm) in critical condition to Bellevue Hospital, a 23 year-old male (broken nose, lacerations to right arm) and a 50-year-old male (broken arm) were removed to St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital. A 42-year-old male (bruises to right arm) was removed to Cornell Medical Center. The preliminary investigation determined that a black four door 1999 Honda Accord, traveling northbound on Broadway at a high rate of speed, rear ended a yellow 2014 Nissan taxi. The taxi accelerated onto the sidewalk and collided into a mobile food cart. The food cart (containing one worker inside) fell over and hit four pedestrians on the sidewalk. The Honda sedan fled the scene northbound on Broadway. There are no arrests at this time. The investigation is ongoing.

A photo of the 1999 Honda Accord with PA license plate #KCN0713, which fled the incident scene, is attached and available at DCPI. The vehicle was damage to the front end, specifically the passenger side of the vehicle.

Anyone with information in regards 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 Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

NEWS | 8 comments | permalink
    1. Brandon says:

      I don’t understand. The police have the license plate. Can’t they just call PA and find out who the owner is? Even if it wasn’t the owner driving unless they have reported the car as stolen they know who the driver was.

      • Zule says:

        True, but that doesn’t mean they know where the driver is. The more eyes looking for this person the better.

        Thanks WSR for posting this info.

      • Riverside Boulevarder says:

        The plates COULD be stolen which is why they are still looking for the black Honda w/PA plates.

    2. WombatNYC says:

      Nice camera work

    3. Nathan says:

      I wonder how fast he was going? Anyway, I imagine with the license plate this guy will be picked up by the end of the day. Nice work, whoever took the photo.

    4. PA plates = NYC driver with no insurance.

    5. UWSpasserby says:

      A few hours after the accident, the news reported that the owner of the car called in that the vehicle was stolen…I wouldn’t be surprised if the owner was the hit and run driver, but who knows.

    6. Christine E says:

      The CAR did not start the chain reaction or cause the crash and injuries… the DRIVER did. Please place blame where it belongs!