INWOOD — Two pedestrians were struck and injured by vehicles within a half-hour of each other Monday on a busy neighborhood street, including one in which the driver fled the scene, police said.
In the first incident, a 52-year-old woman was hit while crossing 207th Street at Ninth Avenue just after 4 p.m., police said. The victim, who injured her knee in the collision, was transported to St. Barnabas hospital in stable condition, police and the FDNY said.
The driver fled the scene, and no details about the vehicle or driver were available, police said.
Police didn't say whether the incident was under investigation but noted the woman had crossed the intersection against the light.
About 30 minutes later, a second pedestrian was struck just blocks away at 207th Street and Broadway, officials said.
The 54-year-old man was crossing Broadway when he was hit by a taxi that pulled over to pick up a fare, police said. The victim was taken to Allen Hospital while the cabdriver stayed at the scene, authorities said.
Police said the victim suffered minor injuries to his head and was released from the hospital later Monday night.
Through the end of February, there have been 20 collisions along the five-block stretch of 207th Street that runs between Ninth Avenue and Broadway this year, according to NYPD data.
Four of those crashes occurred at Ninth Avenue and 207th Street, where three motorists and one pedestrian have been injured so far this year, the data shows.
Six of the collisions occurred at Broadway and 207th Street, with no one hurt in those incidents, according to the data.