This story has been updated.
Police are looking for a driver who hit a pedestrian in Union Square, leaving the man in critical condition without stopping.
It was on Tuesday shortly before 1 a.m. when police said a dark colored 2016 Jeep Renegade, traveling east on East 14th Street, made a left to go north on Union Square East and struck a 34-year-old man. The man was knocked down into the street but the driver stopped only briefly before fleeing the scene.
The victim, who suffered trauma to his head and body, was taken to Bellevue Hospital, where he remains in critical condition.
According to the NYPD Highway District’s Collision Investigation Squad, the victim was walking eastbound on East 14th Street at the intersection, within the marked crosswalk, when hit.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or for Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at nypdcrimestoppers.com or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.
UPDATE: Police reported that the victim, 34-year-old Brooklyn resident Adrian Blanc, succumbed to his injuries at Bellevue Hospital. Blanc’s family has been notified and the investigation is ongoing.