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Man struck, critically injured by hit-and-run bicyclist on NYC street

A man was in critical condition Thursday night after a hit-and-run bicyclist rammed into him as he crossed a Manhattan street, cops said.

The pedestrian, 44, who had the right of way, was crossing 8th Ave. in the crosswalk near W. 22nd St. in Chelsea when he was struck by a bicyclist just after 6:40 p.m., police said. The man on the bike, who had been traveling in a group with other bicyclists, pedaled away from the scene, heading north on 8th Ave.

“He was face up in the middle of the road. He was definitely not moving,” recounted Raymond Mina, 58, of Queens, who works at a deli nearby. “He was surrounded by a group of bicyclists waiting for him to wake up but he didn’t.” Mina said one bicyclist called 911.

The victim suffered head trauma, and was rushed to Bellevue, where he was in critical condition.

Police said the bicyclist was last seen wearing a light colored shirt, shorts, and a backpack. There were no immediate arrests; an investigation was underway.

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