Bronx dad struck by hit-and-run driver, left clinging to life
A Bronx father was clinging to life after being struck crossing the street in a terrifying hit-and-run crash caught on camera.
Christopher Andino, 32, suffered massive head trauma Sunday afternoon when he was struck crossing Clay Ave. mid-block near E. 170th St. in Claremont. The driver fled the scene.
“It’s devastating,” said neighbor Marisol Del Castillo, 49. “If he hears about something going on, he helps people.”
Neighbor Wilfredo Colon ran to the crash scene after hearing it from his apartment window. Andino’s wife soon followed.
“I went to grab her kids from her because she has an older son and I didn’t want him to see that stuff,” said Colon, 39.
Andino’s wife rode with her husband in the ambulance to St. Barnabas, where he was in critical condition Monday.
Shocking surveillance video shows Andino and a pal crossing the street about 4:30 p.m. Andino appears to be trying to hail a cab when he looks away for a second as a speeding black Audi barrels into him before he has time to react.
The impact sends Andino flying off his feet into the windshield and somersaulting over the car. He lands on the street and does not move.