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Police: New York man faints, hit by hit-and-run driver

NEW YORK – Police in New York City say a 51-year-old barber was seriously injured by a hit-and-run driver after he fainted at his cigarette break and fell into the oncoming traffic.

Luis Melendez was struck by a black Ford Econoline conversion van around 11:30 p.m. Monday after he fell on the street in front of the West 35th Street salon where he worked.

Witnesses say Melendez was having a cigarette with a customer, when he became dizzy and went. The barber was rushed to the Bellevue Hospital in critical condition.

Melendez, the woman tells WNBC-TV that her husband will have to undergo reconstructive surgery after breaking every bone in his face.

Police are asking for the public’s help in locating the driver of the van.

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