Man and Woman Struck by Vehicle in Harlem

By Ben Fractenberg and Julie Shapiro  on December 28, 2012 7:32pm  | Updated on December 30, 2012 7:56pm

 A man and a woman were struck by a vehicle in Harlem at Frederick Douglass Boulevard and West 129th Street Dec. 28, 2012.
A man and a woman were struck by a vehicle in Harlem at Frederick Douglass Boulevard and West 129th Street Dec. 28, 2012.
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HARLEM — A man and a woman were struck by a vehicle in Harlem Friday evening, officials and witnesses said.

The two victims were hit just before 6:30 p.m. as they were crossing Frederick Douglass Boulevard at West 129th Street, the FDNY and witnesses said.

They were rushed to Harlem Hospital Center, and their conditions were not known on Sunday.

Witnesses said the victims were hit by a van that was traveling north on Frederick Douglass Boulevard. The NYPD said Saturday that the driver remained on the scene and that no criminality was suspected in the incident.

"I heard a boom," said Tytwon Prayer, 28, who saw the crash from his apartment window overlooking the intersection. "[The man] flipped in the air and landed face-first."

Witnesses said the woman's face was bloodied and she was not moving after the collision, while the man appeared conscious and was holding his head.

Torn clothes were scattered on the pavement, which was streaked with blood. A van with the driver's side window smashed stood nearby.

Police did not immediately have information about the incident.

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