Cyclist dies in Chelsea hit-and-run; suspect in custody


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Monday, December 5, 2022
Man riding e-bike dies after getting hit by car in Chelsea
The driver of the Infinity that hit the cyclist is in police custody and his charges are pending.

CHELSEA, Manhattan (WABC) -- A man driving an electric bike in Chelsea died after he was hit by a car whose driver left the scene, police said.

Officials say the incident happened just before 1:30 a..m. Sunday in front of 241 W. 24th St.

The cyclist was hit by an Infinity sedan traveling in the same direction, police said.

Officials say the impact of the collision threw the man from his bike and into a parked car.

The driver of the Infinity drove off from the scene, but the 24-year-old and his abandoned car were found later near West 24th Street and Seventh Avenue.

Police say the cyclist was taken to Bellevue Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Charges for the driver of the car are pending.

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