A man was critically injured in a bike accident in New York City last night. The accident occurred at the intersection of Sixth Ave and 22nd Street in Greenwood Brooklyn, NYC (see Google map picture on the left) . According to the driver of the car who was interviewed by the NY Daily News, the bicyclist was coming very fast and blew the stop sign before hitting the driver’s side rear section of the car. The bicyclist suffered head trauma and was transported to the hospital. The driver stayed at the scene of the accident.
More and more bicyclists are injured or die in bicycle accidents in New York City. According to recent statistics published in Vision Zero View, 12 people died and 1,896 were injured in bicycle accidents during the first six months of 2016 compared to respectively 5 and 1,648 during the same period of 2015. Therefore the number of NYC fatal bicycle accidents during the first six months of the year increased by 140% and the number of NYC bicycle accident injuries went up 14% compared to the first sixth months of 2015.