Cyclist Critically Injured After Brutal Collision With Car On 6th Avenue

Cyclist Critically Injured After Brutal Collision With Car On 6th Avenue

A 20-year-old cyclist was launched through a car’s windshield in a violent collision which took place last night in Park Slope.

Police say the incident occurred on Thursday, August 31 at approximately 9:19pm on 6th Avenue between 9th and 10th Streets.

Gothamist reported “the driver had been waiting at a red light on 6th Avenue at 9th Street. After the light turned green, the driver headed south on 6th Avenue, when a cyclist pedaling north in the southbound lane of 6th Avenue approached.”

A cyclist witnessed the event from the intersection of 6th Avenue and 10th Street. The witness told Gothamist that the driver “just exploded a cyclist literally right behind me on the intersection; so grisly, the cyclist ended up going through the windshield, his scalp left in the glass. He’s still barely alive, he’s not going to be for long.”

The cyclist was taken to nearby Methodist Hospital with what cops describe as “life-threatening injuries.” A witness told Gothamist the scalp of the cyclist was “left in the glass.”

Cops were not able to provide an update concerning his current condition at the time of publication.

Police say the driver of the Honda Civic remained on the scene and has not been charged. The investigation is ongoing, however “investigators did not suspect the driver of criminality,” DNAinfo reported.

On April 20, cyclist James Gregg was killed after he collided with truck at the intersection 6th Avenue and Sterling Place. A contentious 78th Precinct Community Council meeting took place a week after Gregg’s death.

A recent expansion of Citi Bike to Park Slope, Gowanus, and other nearby neighborhoods was ushered in last week with a ribbon cutting at 5th Avenue and 3rd Street — blocks away from last night’s collision.


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