Driver Arrested After Hit-And-Run Of Delivery Man On Bike

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.

 LISTEN: 1010 WINS’ Glenn Schuck reports

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.

  • David

    I am so glad–SO glad–that most of the commenters appear to be human, and are not doing the previously common “blame the victim” garbage. The same thing or worse should only happen to everyone who blames the victim so they can see how much they mean it. And even worse should happen to those who cheer it. Sub-human garbage.

  • J. Real

    Get some lights on that bike or get off the street at night!!

    • Danny Garcia

      drive a car responsibly or get off the street period!!

  • Steve

    Just goes to show that the NYPD is wasting money and resources ticketing cyclists in Central Park. Why aren’t they busting drunk drivers and other car drivers who speed, drive recklessly, etc. in midtown Manhattan? They’d save far more lives. Shame on the NYPD.

  • tubadrmolly

    There are a lot of idiots having drivers license, but cant brake in time.
    A lack of driving schools that they do not have surprize brake random test equipment, you have to put out your hands on a licence test toward you wanna turn
    with your car, etc.
    Any four legged idiot can get a drivers license with bribing the test inspector.



  • elem

    a)what the madoff’s issue has to do do with the accident ?

    b)yes more than once I would had hit a delivery boy riding a bicylcle
    and all that because the city is blind and refuse to take action for those riders with no light no, helmet and no special yellow jacket to dentifie them at night specifically

    c) yes this driver has to be in jail and serve the required time for not being a civilized citizen

    • charlie

      After just being a victim of a hit and run Dec 14th and still confined to chair majority of the day put the suspect in jail no excuse. Glad to read the people came to his aid same as my case driver not found yet. weird cannot remember anything but witness said driver was out of control this at 6.41am just trying to get to work

    • Adam

      How would a delivery boy not wearing a helmet make you more likely to hit him with your automobile. Helmets are a non issue here. Move along.

  • nyc

    If he knew he hit someone – why not stop and try to help out ? Makes no sense !

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