Woman injured in hit-and-run in Allerton, Bronx, police say

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A.J. Ross is live in the Bronx with the latest details.

Police are searching for a hit and run driver after a woman was struck while crossing a Bronx street.

The 47-year-old, identified as Madeline Bengoches, was crossing Williamsbridge Road in the Allerton section just after 10:30 p.m. Monday night when she was hit.

Surveillance video shows the woman, a mother of two, heading down the road with a walker full of bags.

She slowly stepped off the curb and crossed into the middle of the street, where she became stuck on the double lines by traffic.

Then a white 1980s model Cadillac came barreling up the street and clipped her from behind.

Shortly after the collision, several eyewitness rushed to help the woman laying in the road.

The Cadillac that hit the woman never stopped and fled northbound up Williamsbridge Road.

Meanwhile Good Samaritans remained with the woman until medics arrived, and she was rushed to Jacobi Medical Center in critical condition.

"I was the first one on the street holding her hand, telling her, 'hold on, it's not your time to go, just hold on," said eyewitness Noel Cano. "Just kept talking to her just to keep her awake and conscious."

The vehicle that hit the woman is believed to have front-end damage.

Police have posted a sign along Williamsbridge Road to generate tips.

"She was like side swiped you know, she was hit from the front and then rolled on top of the car," said Cano. "She was in the middle on the yellow lane, he came onto the yellow lane and hit her."

Madeleine's daughter says she already had a history of medical problems that made it hard for her to get around without a walker. Now recovering in critical condition at a nearby hospital, she wonders how someone could just leave her mother behind.

"She has fracture wounds in her pelvic area, she has a broken bone in one of her legs," said Kimberly Salva. "He should've just got out the car and at least found out what was going on, if it wasn't purposely if it wasn't nothing just don't run like that."

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