Man Hospitalized after Being Struck by Car in Chelsea
CHELSEA — A man was hospitalized after he was hit by a car in Chelsea early Wednesday morning, the FDNY said.
At about 5 a.m., coffee vendor Abdul Wahab, 50, said he called 911 to report that a gray, four-door sedan struck a man walking with a cane across Eighth Avenue at West 24th Street. The car then fled north on Eighth Avenue.
"The guy was [fleeing]," Wahab said of the driver. "He didn't stop the car."
The victim's identity and age were not released. He was taken to Bellevue Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, fire officials said.
Eighth Avenue was closed to vehicles for about 30 minutes after the collision, Wahab said.