Driver sought in Jax Hgts hit-and-run: NYPD

Driver sought in Jax Hgts hit-and-run: NYPD
Courtesy NYPD
By Bill Parry

JACKSON HEIGHTS—Police from the 115th Precinct were searching for the driver of a vehicle in a hit-and-run that put a motorcycle rider in the hospital last month. A 21-year-old man was riding east on 37th Avenue Aug. 19 when an SUV in front of him attempted to make a U-turn, police say.

The motorcycle collided with the vehicle as it began to make its turn. The rider was thrown from his motorcycle in front of 85-21 37th Ave. and the driver fled west, according to the NYPD.

The victim suffered a fractured right hand and was taken to Elmhurst Hospital Center in stable condition.

Investigators said the suspect’s vehicle is described as a red Cadillac SRS SUV, and the driver was a white or Hispanic man between 20 to 30 years old with black hair.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.