Delivery worker critically hurt after being struck by driver on Lower East Side

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LOWER EAST SIDE, MANHATTAN, NY – A driver is facing charges after a food delivery worker was struck in Manhattan and critically injured, the New York Post reports.

Delivery worker struck by car on Lower East Side

(Photo from the New York Post)

The incident took place in the area of Delancey Street and Columbia Street on the Lower East Side Monday evening at about 6 p.m. Police sources told the Post that 21-year-old Dylan Panalo was behind the wheel of a Honda Accord when he struck the worker, who was riding a bicycle. Panalo was going at a high rate of speed at the time, the sources said.

The deliveryman was severely injured and was listed in critical condition at Bellevue Hospital. It was unclear whether he was in the process of making a delivery when he was hit.  The worker, believed to be in his 30s or 40s, has not yet been identified.

Police said Panalo fled on foot following the accident but returned about a half-hour. Police say he is now facing multiple charges, including reckless endangerment, assault, and leaving the scene of an accident. Panalo lives about a half-mile from the crash scene.

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