A cyclist is in critical condition after being struck by a truck driver in Tribeca yesterday evening, police said. The bike-rider, in his 50s, was riding with traffic on Hudson Street when the driver of the 10-wheeled truck, traveling along Laight Street, struck him crossing the intersection at around 6:40 p.m., police said.
FDNY paramedics drove the man to Bellevue Hospital in critical condition. Cops have not released his identity.
This is the 1 from tonight Laight & Hudson, bike is still stuck under truck he was thrown 10ft, he wasn't pinned pic.twitter.com/ByOHE5QegZ
— Susan Farley (@USS_NYC) February 12, 2016
An NYPD spokesman said that a preliminary investigation indicates that the truck driver had the right of way. The driver told the Daily News the cyclist ran a red light.
The driver remained at the scene and has not been charged, the spokesman said. The investigation is ongoing.
The intersection of Laight and Hudson streets was the scene of 18 crashes in 2015, none of which resulted in injuries, NYPD data show.