Wild video shows cyclist being rear-ended on Queens bike path
A minivan rear-ended a cyclist in a hit and run accident in Queens Monday night, video shows.
Shocking GoPro footage posted on Twitter shows the silver vehicle swerving on the bike lane along a darkened stretch of Greenpoint Avenue near the Long Island Expressway in Long Island City and ramming into the bicyclist.
“Today a cyclist in a bike lane (yes, that’s a bike lane) sandwiched between two driving lanes was rear-ended by a van,” wrote the Twitter user @Thund3r_H4wk, named Jessica.
A loud crash can be heard and the van then speeds off and appears to run a red light, according to the 32-second clip.
The cyclist wails in pain, writhing on the ground.
“Oh my God, are you OK?” the person filming the video asks as he comes upon the injured man.
The biker, who is wearing a helmet, continues to howl in agony as the other person tells him not to move and that he is calling 911.
The user who posted the video said the driver hit several other cars before striking the cyclist and fleeing.
Police officers reviewed the clip and provided an email address for the full video to be sent to, she said.
“But come on, @NYCMayor, this bike lane is a death trap,” the person wrote. “The driver was clearly nuts but the bike lane put the cyclist right in harm’s way.”
The NYPD couldn’t immediately comment on the incident.
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