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Video released of car speeding down sidewalk in heart of Midtown on Sunday

NEW YORK — There had been scary moments on Sunday night time when a car jumped a curb and drove down the sidewalk in the heart of Midtown.

It occurred close to Bryant Park, one of town’s most visited websites, because it was bustling with vacationers, CBS2’s Lisa Rozner reported Monday.

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There was heaps of foot site visitors on Sunday outdoors a newsstand on West forty second Street close to Sixth Avenue. Just after 5 p.m., a person carrying yellow is seen on video ending up a purchase order when all of a sudden he and a lady are compelled to dodge a crimson BMW that swerves onto the sidewalk.

“That’s like you have no regard for public safety,” mentioned Justin Johnson of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.

“I see people, a lot of people, scared and go,” a newsstand employee mentioned.

Witnesses instructed Rozner that after the car zipped previous the newsstand it additionally handed a whole Citi Bike station and continued down the sidewalk earlier than finally getting again on forty second Street.

Police mentioned the motive force struck a 29-year-old male bike owner who was driving on the sidewalk.

“That’s crazy. I would expect at least more people to be hurt,” Brooklyn resident Marco Cristino mentioned.

Police mentioned the sufferer suffered minor foot ache and was taken to Bellevue Hospital in steady situation. The surveillance exhibits round 30 seconds after the incident a police car come onto the sidewalk, however the driver was not caught.

Police mentioned the automobile fled eastbound on forty second Street.

“It’s sad because in all reality probably the person was under the influence, most likely,” Chelsea resident Angie Montalvo mentioned.

It’s not clear if the motive force was beneath any affect, however police mentioned earlier than the car jumped the curb officers tried to cease the automobile for tinted home windows, that are unlawful in New York.

“You got motorcycles, you got scooters that come on the sidewalk, so you gotta be very careful around here,” Washington Heights resident Casey Miller mentioned.

“People walk up and down this block 24 hours a day,” Johnson added. “Somebody could’ve died. It’s crazy. It makes no sense.”

Police say there have been no arrests and the investigation is ongoing, including there’s a grievance on file for reckless endangerment in opposition to the motive force. 

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