A bicyclist was killed when two cars barreled into him on a Brooklyn street just before 10 p.m. last night. The incident occurred in Midwood, at East 12th Street and Avenue P, and police say that collision was caused by a driver who blew a red light.
According to the NYPD's investigation so far:
Vehicle #1, a 2012 Honda Accord was traveling in the left lane of westbound Avenue P and did disobey the steady red light at the intersection of Avenue P and East 12 Street, striking vehicle #2, a 2015 Infiniti Q50, which was traveling southbound on East 12 Street in the favor of the green traffic signal.
Vehicle #1 did strike vehicle #2 on the driver's side, causing both vehicles to veer south west, and strike a bicyclist who was traveling northbound on East 12 Street within the west crosswalk. Both vehicle #1 and vehicle #2 did then strike vehicle #3, a 2010 Chevrolet Equinox, and vehicle #4, a 2014 Lexus ES350, which were both parked and unoccupied along the south east curb line of Avenue P.
Video from a surveillance camera shows the cyclist crossing the street:
When officers responded, they found the cyclist with trauma to the head and body. He was taken to Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The Accord's driver, a 26-year-old male, was taken to Lutheran Hospital with chest pains while the 20-year-old male driver of the Infiniti went to Kings County Hospital with minor neck and back pain.
The Accord driver was also taken into custody with charges pending.
Last month, cyclist Lauren Davis, 34, was killed by a truck driver on April 15 in Clinton Hill; cyclist James Gregg, 30, was killed by an 18-wheel tractor-trailer driver in Park Slope on April 20th; and Heather Lough, 29, was biking to her job at the New York Botanical Garden when she was struck by a truck driver on April 27 and died from her injuries on May 4th.