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Driver Charged After Hitting Bike Thief, Pedestrian In Midtown, Police Say

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.

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.

The pedestrian suffered minor cuts to his head and elbow. He was taken to New York Hospital-Cornell with non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver was charged with reckless endangerment, while the alleged thief fled on foot.


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