NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A driver was arrested Saturday after running over a bicycle thief and a pedestrian in Midtown, Manhattan, police said.
Police said the situation began when the driver was getting ready to load his bike into a box truck on 50th Street between Eighth and Ninth avenues shortly after 5 p.m. That’s when someone allegedly stole his bike.READ MORE: De Blasio Says City Prepared For Potential School Staffing Shortages As COVID Vaccine Deadline Approaches
The driver then drove the box truck the wrong way on 50th Street and hit the bike thief, along with a 31-year-old pedestrian, police said.READ MORE: NYPD Investigating Pair Of Deadly Shootings In Queens
The pedestrian suffered minor cuts to his head and elbow. He was taken to New York Hospital-Cornell with non-life-threatening injuries.MORE NEWS: Police: Man Stabbed In Head With Machete After Argument At Walmart In Kearny, N.J.
The driver was charged with reckless endangerment, while the alleged thief fled on foot.