Brooklyn, NY (September 9, 2019) – On Sunday night, September 8th, police and emergency medical crews were called to the scene of an accident involving a dump truck and a bicyclist. The incident took place at around 9:30 p.m. on Third Avenue in the Gowanus section of Brooklyn.
Police stated that the driver of the dump truck, identified as a 32-year-old off-duty firefighter, struck a 62-year-old e-bike rider on Third Ave.
The victim was rushed to Methodist Hospital where he was promptly listed in critical condition. The collision happened in an area where the Department of Transportation has been recently working to install more bike lanes, according to authorities.
The incident is under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Bicycle Accidents in New York
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