A married man driving his wife’s car mowed down a female friend and then left her bleeding in the street as he sped off — only to wind up critically injured in a crackup five hours later, authorities said.
Ricky Pena, 28, of The Bronx, struck the 23-year-old woman with the 2006 Honda Pilot SUV at 3:12 a.m. yesterday on West 46th Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues, then sped away, police said.
The woman works at the nearby El Tequilazo bar, sources said. Authorities described the woman as Pena’s girlfriend.
Later, at 8:13 a.m., Pena crashed the Honda, which is registered in his wife’s name on the Harlem River Drive near 174th Street, police said.
He was rushed to Harlem Hospital, where he was in serious condition.
The hit-and-run victim was taken to Bellevue in stable condition with a gash on her forehead.
Detectives are still trying to piece together if the woman was intentionally run over by Pena, if he mistakenly hit her after she jumped in front of his vehicle, or even if she was actually clinging to the Honda as he tried to drive away and was thrown from the SUV.
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