Wednesday, November 15, 2017
[Updated] NYPD searching for driver involved in deadly Union Square hit and run
Surveillance video shows the SUV heading east on 14th Street "before swinging an illegal left turn onto Union Square East" around 1 a.m., the Post reports. The video shows the vehicle continuing on after momentarily slowing down.
The 34-year-old victim suffered trauma to his body, and is in critical condition at Bellevue, according to NY1.
Here's the video via Town & Village...
Anyone with information that could help in the investigation is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). You may also submit tips online.
Updated 5:30 p.m.
The pedestrian, Brooklyn resident Adrian Blanc, died from his injuries. He was walking within the crosswalk, police said.
Blanc was the executive chef at Hill & Bay, the restaurant on Second Avenue across from the Kips Bay theater.
Eater has statement from Hill & Bay's parent company: "Adrian was immensely talented. He was a dedicated worker and devoted family member. He was incredibly kind and loving. He had a heart of gold and he genuinely cared about all of his co-workers."
Blanc was set to be married in December.
Police found the Jeep Renegade — which was a Zipcar rental — but the driver is still at large.