Around 11:30PM last night, a man riding a bicycle on West Side bike path was hit by an NYPD tow truck. The truck apparently was turning right into the impound lot at Pier 76 (at the West Side Highway and West 38th Street) and hit the man, who was riding north. The man has very serious injuries, but the woman he was riding his (described by some reports as his wife) was uninjured. The Daily News says it's unclear who had the light. With the other bike-and-car accident earlier this week, we hope that drivers and bikers take all the precautions they can - drivers should check for bikers (and pedestrians) while bikers should wear reflective clothing if they are riding at night.
There was an accident at this intersection in April - a woman headed to the impound lot was hit by a speeding car.