An off-duty member of the NYPD struck a bicyclist Monday evening in Crown Heights, sending the victim to the Kings County Hospital for trauma injuries, according to police.
The NYPD employee was driving a blue four-door Suzuki vehicle southbound on Brooklyn Avenue around 5 p.m. Monday when they struck a 30-year-old male bicyclist at the intersection of Brooklyn Avenue and President Street, an NYPD spokesperson said.
The victim was expected to survive, though police had no information on the person's condition. No arrests have been made and the NYPD Collision Investigation Squad is investigating.
The police did not release the names or identities of the driver or the victim, and a spokesperson would not say how the driver was employed by the NYPD. The Daily News reports the driver is a 27-year-old police officer.
The 71st Precinct responded to the scene, but the NYPD would not comment on if the driver was assigned to that precinct. It was also not clear if the NYPD driver remained at the scene, and who had the right of way.
CrownHeights.info reports the cyclist is a food deliveryman.
Last year was one of the deadliest for New York's cyclists, who also get ticketed by NYPD more frequently than truck drivers for moving violations.