MANHATTAN — A livery driver was arrested after he knocked a 75-year-old woman to the ground with his vehicle as she crossed the street near Central Park Monday night, NYPD officials said.
The 39-year-old driver was heading westbound on East 60th Street and turning onto Fifth Avenue in a 2015 Chevrolet Suburban about 6:30 p.m. when he hit the woman in the crosswalk as she headed eastbound, police said.
The woman struck her head on the asphalt and was taken to Lenox Hill Hospital, where she was listed in stable condition, police said.
The driver, who's from East Northport on Long Island, remained at the scene and was arrested for failing to yield to a pedestrian and failing to exercise due care, police said.
He had not been arraigned as of Tuesday morning, records show.
Traffic injuries at that intersection have decreased in recent years, according to the city's Vision Zero map.
Six people were injured there in 2013, three in 2014, one in 2015 and one person has already been hurt there in 2016, according to the data.