Man hits woman with car, gives fake name and flees

Man hits woman with car, gives fake name and flees

Police are looking for a man they say severely wounded a woman he hit with his car and then fled after giving her a fake name.

The driver struck the 71-year-old woman while she was in the crosswalk between Quentin Road and E. 21st Street at 6:45 pm on Dec. 7, police said.

The man took the woman to her home, and then gave her false contact information before taking off without notifying police or emergency responders.

The victim, who suffered a fractured right leg in the incident later called the police herself and was rushed to New York Community Hospital for treatment.

Police released a surveillance photo of the absconding scoundrel, described as approximately 18-years-old, 5-foot-11, and driving a four-door, dark-colored sedan.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577–8477. The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. All tips are strictly confidential.

Reach reporter Adam Lucente at alucente@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260–2511. Follow him on Twitter @Adam_Lucente.