Teen Seriously Hurt When Motorcyclist Kicks Him and Flees, Police Say
THE BRONX — A 17-year-old boy was seriously injured Monday night when a motorcyclist kicked him in a Mount Hope crosswalk and drove off, police said.
The boy, whose name was not released, was standing at the intersection of Grand Concourse and East 176th Street when the motorcyclist attacked him about 7:30 p.m., an NYPD spokesman said.
"He was laying in the middle of the street in the fetal position," said Allan Watkins, 29, who witnessed the aftermath of the attack. "He was on his left side with his knees curled up. He had on dark jeans and was wearing Nikes. He wasn't moving.
"People circled around him. Everyone was calling the medics."
It was not immediately clear if the motorcyclist kicked the teen while in motion or stopped, the spokesman added.
The teen was taken to St. Barnabas hospital with serious injuries but in stable condition, according to the NYPD. The exact nature of his injuries was not clear.
The biker was in his late 30s or early 40s, about 200 pounds and wearing a black vest while riding his black and white motorcycle, police said.
Police initially believed that the motorcycle had struck the pedestrian, but the NYPD's collision investigation squad uncovered the assault, a police spokesman said.
It was not immediately clear if the biker and pedestrian had any interaction before the assault.