A hit-and-run driver doing donuts on a Manhattan street was caught on video as he encountered a bystander who appeared to be attempting to film the reckless act over the weekend, police said.
The victim, a 23-year-old man, was hit by the red Infiniti sedan just after midnight on Saturday as the driver was driving in circles for a large crowd near Vandam Street and Greenwich Street in Hudson Square, according to police.
Police said the victim was seriously injured – suffering a fractured skull, a brain injury and severe trauma to the body.
Video of the incident shared by the NYPD shows two men first approaching the spinning car to record the spectacle up close with their cellphones.
The victim then heads toward the center to join them as they trip and fall to the ground, right in the car’s turning trajectory, as seen in the footage.
The video breaks off when the victim is pinned under the car. A final clip shows some in the crowd then raising their arms in disbelief at the horrific scene.
The driver fled eastbound in his vehicle on Vandam Street and was still wanted early Monday, police officers said.
The victim was taken to Bellevue Hospital for treatment.
The NYPD is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the vehicle and the suspect. Anyone with information is urged to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).
https://nypost.com/2022/03/20/driver-runs-over-man-while-doing-donuts-in-manhattan-video-shows/ Driver runs over man while making donuts in Manhattan, video shows