Police searching for bicyclist who struck, killed pedestrian in Manhattan


MANHATTAN, NEW YORK, NY – Police are trying to track down the bicycle rider responsible for the hit-and-run death of a pedestrian in Manhattan earlier this month.

According to a report by WNBC, the incident happened Aug. 11 in the vicinity of 8th Avenue and West 22nd Street at about 6:38 p.m.

The NYPD said 44-year-old Gavin Lee was walking across West 22nd Street in the crosswalk when he was hit by a bicyclist going north on 8th Avenue.  The impact knocked both Lee and the bicyclist to the ground.  Lee was taken by paramedics to Bellevue Hospital and was pronounced dead on Aug. 16.

According to investigators, the rider got back on to his bicycle following the crash and fled the scene going north on 8th Avenue.

The rider has not yet been identified but police did provide a description of the man they are looking for. He was described as being about 25 years old, with brown wavy hair, a medium build and a tattoo on his right forearm. Police say he was last seen wearing a yellow shirt, tan shorts and a black bag at the time of the impact.

Anyone with further information about the case was asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers.

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