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Police Seek Help Locating Family Of Hospitalized Hit-And-Run Victim

Jose Carrilla-Guadalupe  (NYPD)

Jose Carrilla-Guadalupe (NYPD)

NEWYORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are asking the public’s help in identifying a man struck by a hit-and-run driver in East Harlem Thursday.

Around 5 p.m., a man in his 20s was on a bicycle when he was hit by a by a Ford Escape at the corner of 104th Street and Lexington Avenue, police said.

The driver fled the scene, police said.

The victim, who police have tentatively identified as Jose Carrilla-Guadalupe, was believed to be a deliveryman from a local restaurant who was returning to work, 1010 WINS reported.

EMS then transported Carrilla-Guadalupe to Cornell Hospital, where he remains in critical condition with severe head trauma.

He is described as a 20-year-old Hispanic male, approximately 5’4″ and 165 lbs.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).

The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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