An SUV turning North onto Amsterdam Avenue at 74th Street struck a pedestrian on Monday night around 8:30 p.m., according to a witness. An FDNY spokesman said there were “multiple traumas” after a vehicle hit a pedestrian — trauma to multiple areas, but did not have further details on the crash. The call came in to FDNY at 8:46 p.m. The pedestrian was taken to St. Luke’s Hospital.
“The SUV was turning north onto Amsterdam and hit the pedestrian with the front left of car and ran over his legs with front and rear tires,” the witness wrote in an email. “There were compound fractures of the peds legs with bone sticking out.”
The witness, who asked not to be named, wrote that the pedestrian was walking with the light and the SUV was driving “slowly.” The SUV remained on the scene and the driver called 911, he said.
A police spokesman did not have information on the crash (police generally do not have information on crashes that are not deemed life threatening.)
Google Streetview image of the intersection (taken prior to installation of a protected bike lane).