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Man critically injured in Lower East Side hit-and-run: police

Person critically injured in Lower East Side hit-and-run
Lower East Side hit-and-run scene
Posted at 4:52 AM, Sep 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-10 07:22:25-04

LOWER EAST SIDE, Manhattan — A man is fighting for his life after being struck by a vehicle that fled the scene in Lower Manhattan early Thursday, according to police.

The NYPD said the man was hit just before 2:30 a.m. near the intersection of Pearl Street and Avenue of the Finest, right near the Brooklyn Bridge.

The vehicle fled the scene, heading southbound on the FDR Drive, police said.

Officials said the 39-year-old man was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was listed in critical condition Thursday morning.

Police did not release a description of the vehicle they are looking for.

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