Cyclist hit on Essex
A bicycle rider was struck by a car and injured Monday night May 17 at the corner of Essex and Rivington Sts. The victim, identified only as male, was taken to Bellevue Hospital with head injuries. There was no information by press time on Wednesday on the condition of the victim. Police questioned a man and a woman near a black SUV with a smashed windshield and next to a bike on Essex St. just north of Rivington St., according to witnesses. Police, however, had not filed any charges in connection with the accident by press time.
A recent report by the civic group, Transportation Alternatives, said the area is extremely dangerous. The Essex-Delancey intersection had 119 crashes between cars and pedestrians or cyclists between 1998 and 2008, the report said.
On April 27 Harry Wieder, a member of Community Board 3 and an activist on issues affecting gay and disabled people was killed when hit by a cab at Essex near Houston St. as he was leaving a community board meeting.
Recently the Department of Transportation painted bicycle lanes on Rivington St. and on Stanton St. to protect cyclists from the heavy auto traffic of Delancey St.
Submitted by volunteer on July 1, 2010 - 15:17. categories [ ]