Reporting Glenn Schuck
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – A 28-year-old delivery man on his bike was struck by a car on Eighth Avenue late Friday night.
Around 10:20 p.m., a 2001 Lexus mowed down the delivery man, throwing him from the bike and pinning him under an SUV.
Witnesses ran to the nearby Engine 54 where firefighter Pete Conte responded to the scene.
“We heard just banging so we went out. Everybody started screaming that there was a guy that had been hit by a car on a bike,” Conte said. “We grabbed our floor jacks because he was under there but he wasn’t pinned too bad, jacked one side up. We stabilized his head, and pulled him out.”
The man’s condition is unknown at this time, but police did find and arrest the suspect, 40-year-old Clark Gettinger of East 59th Street.
Police believe Gettinger was the driver of the Lexus that fled the scene. They have charged him with DWI, leaving the scene of an accident and vehicular accident.
Gettinger’s father Robert lost millions in the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme and passed away in 2009.