A woman was killed and a man was seriously injured Saturday night after a thief crashed a stolen vehicle while speeding through Staten Island’s south shore — and then fled the carnage on foot.
Police were still looking for the killer car thief early Sunday.
He had hopped into a running Lexus SUV and was speeding on Arden Avenue when he ran a red light and crashed into a black Ford SUV at the intersection of Annadale Road in Annandale at around 8:04 p.m., according to police and witnesses.
A 32-year-old female passenger in the Ford was pronounced dead at the scene, and the Ford’s male driver, 35, was taken to Staten Island University Hospital in serious but stable condition.
The thief totaled the Ford before crashing the stolen Lexus into a tree in the quiet suburban neighborhood.
He fled on foot and was last seen on the nearby Staten Island Railway tracks, according to police and police radio.
“He was going at least sixty miles an hour when they connect,” one witness told The Post. “That guy, he run away on foot. The cops took off. Crazy. It was just crazy.
“People taking advantage right now. They out stealing cars when everyone is inside,” the witness said.
The lockdown has indeed emboldened car thieves throughout the city. Car thefts are up 63 percent this year, statistics show.
A large police presence was at the scene of the Annandale tragedy as helicopters were heard overhead.
It was not immediately clear where the Lexus SUV was stolen and how long the thief had been driving before he crashed.
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