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Driver Sought In Washington Heights Hit-And-Run

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- The search is on for a hit-and-run driver who police said struck a pedestrian in Washington Heights Monday night.

It happened around 9 p.m. at West 155th Street and Riverside Drive.

Police say officers had tried pulling the driver over for a traffic violation just ten blocks earlier when the pedestrian was hit while crossing the street.

The victim, a 36-year-old man, was taken to the hospital in serious but stable condition with a fractured elbow.

"He wasn't alert, he didn't look good at all. His sneakers were all over the place, there was glass all over the place. There was silence, no movement from him at all. It was terrible," said resident Kelsey Stevens. "For someone to cause that situation and then scurry off, that's not human nature at all."

Police say witness statements, cameras and the officers trying to stop the vehicle initially all helped to get the account of what the car looks like and now police are looking for a silver or gray BMW X5, CBS2's Magdalena Doris reported.

One neighbor said Riverside Drive is a speedway.

"It's vicious," said neighbor Dimitrius Whitney. "Drivers are really just driving careless, speeding, outrageous momentums and I really feel like they should switch it up out here because it's dangerous."

Police are asking anyone with information to give them a call.

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