Ridge cyclist in serious condition after hit by driver

Tragedy: A woman struck a cyclist — now in critical condition at Lutheran Hospital — at Ridge Boulevard and 73rd Street in Bay Ridge on May 10, just after 9:45 am.
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A man is in serious condition at Lutheran Hospital after a woman struck him on his bicycle at Ridge Boulevard and 73rd Street in Bay Ridge on May 10.

The cyclist was riding on Ridge Boulevard towards 72nd Street just after 9:45 am when the woman hit him with her car at the intersection, as she was driving down 73rd Street towards Colonial Road, according to police. Emergency medical personnel found the cyclist unconscious and unresponsive with trauma to his body before they transported him to the hospital.

There were no arrests, and the investigation is ongoing, police said.

Reach reporter Julianne McShane at (718) 260–2523 or by e-mail at Follow her on Twitter @juliannemcshane.
Updated 11:48 am, May 15, 2018
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Realist from Ridge Blvd. says:
Bicycle appears at fault -- hit drivers side door of car -- pasting from reader comment on another website-- "When you say the case is still ongoing, please refrain from making the first line "cyclist struck by vehicle", when clearly your opening title is "collision" and no one is at fault yet. If that doesn't warrant you to change the title, clearly take a look at the photo, because apparently the car had to be moving sideways in order to strike the bicyclist. Look at the drivers side window you'll clearly be able to tell the direction of impact...Last thing I want to say...look at the impact on the side of the vehicle...the street speed is most likely 25mph (does this apply to only cars, or are bike riders omitted from moving at that speed...maybe New York is still working on "not" going through red lights and will tackle bicycle speeds in another decade..I don't know), do you think that the bicyclist was riding at 25mph with that impact?
May 15, 7:51 am

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