Monday, February 11, 2008

Manhattan Street Brawl Turns Into Hit And Run

NEW YORK (CBS) ― The NYPD is looking for a hit-and-run driver whose apparent crime was caught on camera from high above East 48th Street last weekend.

The video posted first on is as disturbing as it is authentic. It documents a loud drunken fight in the street outside a parking garage opposite the Middletown Hotel at about 5:30 a.m. on Feb. 3 on East 48th between Lexington and Third Avenues.

It shows pedestrians, one of them without a shirt, struggling with each other, shouting and apparently arguing with the drivers of several vehicles attempting to leave the parking garage.

The really disturbing part comes when a white SUV that appears to be a Cadillac Escalade suddenly bolts the scene by driving across the sidewalk pinning and then running over one of the pedestrians.

A woman's screams can be heard as the large vehicle passes over the man who can be seen lying on his back. A doorman at a nearby building confirmed to CBS 2 HD that the injured pedestrian had broken kneecaps and dislocated hips from the incident.

The NYPD has confirmed there is an investigation underway.

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