Oct. 29, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez
Police are searching for an unidentified man who backed an SUV into an 82-year-old woman in Woodside last month before fleeing from the scene.
The man was backing up his Acura SUV on 57th Street when he struck the 82-year-old as she was crossing Woodside Avenue at around 1 p.m. on Sept. 1, police say.
The woman was knocked to the pavement and suffered injuries to her face and left hand. She was taken to Elmhurst Hospital in stable condition.
The driver, meanwhile, fled westbound on 57th Street and did not report the incident.
The suspect is described as Asian, in his mid-40s, and with black hair. He was also wearing black pants and a white shirt.
The site of the incident has proven dangerous in the past, when the driver of an SUV fatally struck an 83-year-old woman earlier this year as she walked on Woodside Avenue and tried to cross 57th Street.
The driver, on Woodside Avenue, struck her while turning onto 57th Street.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). Submit tips via WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, on Twitter @NYPDTips or by texting 274637 (CRIMES) and entering TIP577.