Man Hospitalized after Being Struck by Car in Chelsea

By Alan Neuhauser and Chelsia Rose Marcius  on May 16, 2012 8:39am  | Updated on May 16, 2012 9:44am

Coffee vendor Abdul Wahab, 50, called 911 early Wednesday morning to report that a man had been struck by a car in Chelsea. The car fled the scene, Wahab and the NYPD reported.
Coffee vendor Abdul Wahab, 50, called 911 early Wednesday morning to report that a man had been struck by a car in Chelsea. The car fled the scene, Wahab and the NYPD reported.
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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.

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