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Brooklyn, NY (July 2, 2020) – Authorities have arrested an off-duty police officer after he struck a bicyclist with his vehicle and left the scene. The incident was reported early on Thursday morning, July 2nd, at the intersection of 5th Avenue and 57th Street in Brooklyn.

According to officials, 37-year-old Sgt. John Vega with the New York Police Department was off-duty when he was driving through Sunset Park and collided with an unidentified bicyclist. A witness confronted Vega who then shoved the civilian to the ground and fled the scene. Vega was pulled over a short time later and taken into custody.

Emergency crews arrived at the scene of the accident where they confirmed that the victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The current condition of the injured party was not reported.

Sgt. Vega has been charged with vehicular assault and leaving the scene of an accident.

Our thoughts are with the victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

Bicycle Accidents in New York

Brooklyn, NY – Bicyclist Struck by Off-Duty Officer at 5th Ave & 57th St

According to statistics, more than 4,300 cyclists suffered various injuries from minor to fatal because of New York bicycle accidents in 2018. The lack of protection dramatically increases the likelihood that a victim will suffer catastrophic wounds in a crash, particularly when a seriously reckless driver is involved. When you or a loved one has suffered because of someone else, it becomes immediately important to recognize the value of talented representation to fight on your behalf.

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