NEW YORK, NY – Police have charged a Manhattan cab driver with leaving the scene of an accident without reporting serious physical injury and assault after he struck a cyclist on Monday. According to police reports, the cabbie, 55-year-old Karamjit Singh from Flushing, Queens, was transporting a passenger when he hit a 38-year-old (as yet unidentified) cyclist from behind. The accident occurred at around 12:50 a.m. at W. 110th St. near Manhattan Ave.
Authorities say that Singh continued to drive on, despite the accident, while his passenger pleaded for him to return to the scene. After about 20 minutes, he returned, where police arrested him.
The victim was transported to Mount Sinai St. Luke’s for treatment of severe injuries, including facial fractures, a dislocated and fractured femur (along with several other bone fractures), and internal bleeding. Court records say the victim lived about eight blocks from where he was hit.
The cab driver was arraigned Tuesday and bail was set at $10,000.
Disclaimer: This post should not be construed as legal advice. The injury lawyers of Finz & Finz, P.C., regularly update our readers on the latest news in New York and Long Island to make our community safer. We are committed to helping those who’ve been hurt in accidents in our community know what to do to keep themselves and their families safe, and if you’ve been hurt in an accident, we can help.