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Bicyclist in critical condition after collision with vehicle in Bay Ridge

A 29-year-old man riding his bicycle was critically injured after being struck by a driver in Bay Ridge on Thursday.

According to authorities, on Thursday, May 10 at around 9:47 a.m., the cyclist, who was riding northbound on Ridge Boulevard, collided with a vehicle being driven along 73rd Street, westbound, by a 63-year-old woman.

The man sustained severe trauma to his body and was rushed to NYU Langone Hospital – Brooklyn where he is listed in critical condition.

The woman remained on scene and was also taken to NYU Langone Hospital –Brooklyn for injuries to her face.

The investigation is ongoing.

Bay Ridge resident Jean Beeks, who was at the scene shortly after the collision, contended that streets in the neighborhood have gotten increasingly dangerous.

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“I’ve lived in a lot of places in New York and Bay Ridge is pretty bad. I don’t feel safe crossing, especially at stop signs,” she said. “[Cars] go really fast and aren’t conscious of their surroundings and there have been a lot of times when I’m crossing the street with my kids and I’m at a stop sign and I have to physically put out my hand and ask them ‘are you stopping because your car is still moving?'”

 

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