A 38-year-old woman was clinging to life this week after she was struck down by a bicyclist pedaling through Kensington, officials said.
Officials said that Nasreen Hossain, a mother of two, was on her way to her job at a local McDonalds at 7:10 a.m. on September 19 when the passing bike knocked her to the ground at the corner of 12th Avenue and Dahill Road.
The woman, a resident of Church Avenue, was rushed to Lutheran Medical Center with extensive head injuries.
Witnesses told responding officers from the 66th Precinct that the cyclist was traveling along the bicycle lane when the accident took place.
Hossain allegedly stepped into the lane as she was trying to cross the street, officials were told.
The bicyclist told police that Hossain saw him coming and stepped forward and then backward in an attempt to avoid him.
The bicyclist swerved as well, but the two ended up hitting each other, cops were told.
No charges had been filed against the bicyclist, who remained at the scene.
Police said that someone suffering extensive injuries from an impact with a bicyclist was a “rarity.”
In nearby Park Slope, a 50-year-old bicyclist was killed recently when he was hit by a school bus on 8th Avenue near President Street.
A week earlier, an 8-year-old boy was struck and killed by a United States Postal truck in Boerum Hill.
While Community Board 12 doesn’t have enough bicycle lanes as their neighbors in Community Board 6, more and more avenues are getting bicycle lanes, officials said.
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