Another Bicyclist Struck in Vanderbilt Avenue Hit-and-Run

Driver takes off after accident at Pacific Street.


For the third time in six months, a driver struck a bicyclist in Prospect Heights and took off. 

In the latest incident a 28-year-old man was riding northbound on Vanderbilt Avenue when a car traveling the opposite direction struck him while turning onto Pacific Street, according to a police report.

After hitting the man, the driver drove away. The report did not say whether the rider was injured. The accident took place on Monday, June 18, at 8:25 a.m.

The intersection where the accident took place has a lot of multi-directional traffic. It is at the mouth of construction on for the . It is also a block away from busy Atlantic Avenue.

On May 16, a 24-year-old biker was riding on St. Johns Place near Plaza Street East at about 3:15 p.m. when , causing cuts and bruises to the man’s left leg, both arms and his left side. The bicyclist was evaluated by EMS but declined to go to the hospital, according to a police report.

And on Dec. 5 at about 6 p.m., a 34-year-old woman riding a bicycle with on Vanderbilt Avenue as they crossed Park Place, according to a police report. Neither mother or toddler were hurt. 

Helen williams July 08, 2012 at 01:21 AM
It comes down to being courteous and using common sense. Whether you're on foot, biking or driving try to protect yourself and others by following the law and paying attention. I'm so sick of this "I have more rights than you because blah, blah blah." Share the road and don't be a jerk. Period.
rjgx July 08, 2012 at 04:40 PM
Gotta shout out I agree Dawn! If you are operating ANY vehicle (yes bikes and powered scooters ARE also vehicles) not obeying traffic laws and not driving defensively you are begging to be in an accident! What's also been lost here is that no matter what, in all circumstances pedestrians have the right of way in NYC! If you are on the street with the attitude that any stupid sh*t can happen at any time and stay alert, you have a good chance not to be victimized. Hit-and-run a**holes need to get stiff sentences, no exceptions!
obo78 July 09, 2012 at 11:43 AM
I think if you look at the plans for the Eastern Pkwy renovation you will see that the bike lanes will be built into the expanded median - going both ways.
Sara July 09, 2012 at 05:24 PM
Well said, I think
MikeQ July 10, 2012 at 06:37 PM
Road signs on vanderbilt ave could help. Maybe some speed limit or "share the road" signs along the avenue.


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