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Cops seek hit-and-run cyclist in Sunset

Police are looking for a cyclist suspected of leaving the scene of a collision in Sunset Park in which a man was injured.

Cops say that on Monday, June 4, 2018 at 5:50 p.m. a man, 39, was struck by the unidentified bicyclist while he was crossing the street at Seventh Avenue and 53rd Street. The victim — who was in the crosswalk when he was hit — suffered trauma to the head when he hit the ground, and was transported to NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn in critical condition.

Cops describe the cyclist as a Hispanic male, in his late teens to early 20s, with black hair, riding a black and red mountain bike. He was last seen wearing a brown jacket, red pants, a red backpack and black sneakers.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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