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Hit-and-Run Driver Arrested After Hitting and Dragging Woman, Police Say

By Noah Hurowitz | November 2, 2016 6:03pm

MANHATTAN — A Harlem man has been arrested for a hit-and-run collision in Murray Hill on Sunday that left a woman critically injured, according to a police report.

Robert Schuman, 63, fled the scene after mowing down a 60-year-old woman as she was crossing East 38th Street near the entrance to the Queens Midtown Tunnel at about 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, police said.

Schuman, who was driving a black Toyota Sienna, dragged the woman along for some time before turning east, against traffic, on East 37th Street and onto First Avenue, police said.

The woman came untangled from the moving vehicle at some point, and was left on the pavement with a serious injury to her left leg as well as trauma to her body. Paramedics brought her to an area hospital in critical but stable condition, according to a police report.

Investigators released footage of the the driver, now identified by police as Schuman, which shows him get out of the minivan to move two cones that were in his way and then drive away.

Police arrested Schuman on Wednesday, and was charged with failure to yield to a pedestrian and leaving the scene of an accident, according to a police report. He has not been arraigned yet, according to a spokesman for the Manhattan District Attorney's office.