By Carol Tannenhauser
A 28-year-old cyclist was killed early Saturday morning, and a 19-year-old man was injured, when they were hit by a dark-colored sedan at the intersection of 99th Street and Amsterdam Avenue, an NYPD spokesperson told WSR. The driver of the sedan fled the scene, heading north on Amsterdam.
The collision occurred around 1:28 am. When police arrived, they found the two men with trauma to their bodies. EMS also responded to the location and transported both to Mt. Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital, where the 28-year-old was pronounced dead, and the 19-year-old was listed in stable condition.
The preliminary investigation determined that the two men were traveling together (the 28-year-old on a bicycle and the 19-year-old on foot) when they were struck. The investigation is ongoing by the New York City Police Department’s Highway Patrol Collision Investigation Squad. The name of the deceased is being withheld pending family notification.