Police seek driver in Astoria hit-and-run that left bike rider in critical condition

Police are searching for driver who hit a bicyclist in Astoria before fleeing the scene.

Officials say a Nissan Pathfinder hit a Citibike rider as he was cycling near Northern Boulevard and 48th Street Saturday night.

The 24-year-old victim was taken to Elmhurst Hospital in critical condition.

Officials say they found the Pathfinder later on, but it was empty.

The investigation into the driver’s identity is ongoing.

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