Cyclist critical after East Side hit and run

August 27, 2010 2:59:41 AM PDT
A bicyclist was critically injured in a hit and run on the East Side late Thursday night.

The victim, a 45-year-old man, was struck while biking on Second Avenue at East 59th Street just before 11 p.m.

Police say the truck that struck him did not stop and continued down Second Avenue.

The man was rushed to New York-Presbyterian Hospital in critical condition.

Nearby workers witnessed the crash and were interviewed by police.