NYC carjacker strikes cyclist, slams into tree after shooting

A carjacker in the Bronx struck and critically injured a bicyclist before slamming into a tree Thursday night, police said.

Before the chaotic ending, which resulted in an arrest, the suspect was involved in a separate crash while driving a Mercedes, cops said.

The suspect collided with another car at Kingsbridge Road and Heath Avenue at about 3 p.m. before being shot at by an unknown individual, authorities said.

It’s unclear if the shooter was the driver of the other car.

A damaged car is spotted following a hit-and-run suspect slamming into a tree on Nov. 18 in the Bronx.

A photo of the victim's bike is seen at Kingsbridge Road and Heath Avenue in the Bronx on Nov. 17, 2022.
A photo of the victim’s bike is seen at Kingsbridge Road and Heath Avenue in the Bronx on Nov. 17, 2022.

Police presence is sought following a man who slammed into a bicyclist on Nov. 17. in the Bronx section New York.
Police presence is sought following a man who slammed into the bicyclist on Nov. 17. in the Bronx section of New York.

The Mercedes driver then fled the scene and carjacked a grey Honda Accord, eventually slamming into a 47-year-old male cyclist, the NYPD said.

The carjacker ultimately hit a tree and was arrested with charges pending, police said.

The cyclist was taken to the hospital in critical but stable condition, according to police.  

The shooter has not been apprehended, police said.

The NYPD did not immediately have the ages or genders of the two individuals Thursday night.