Bicyclist badly hurt by hit and run driver in Queens
A man suffered severe injury in a bicycle accident in New York City last Thursday. The police are still looking for the driver who hit him but fled.
59 year old Lorenzo Anderson was riding his bike in Astoria, Queens last Thursday night around 10:45 pm when he was hit by a speeding Mercedes on 36th Ave . He was about a mile away from his home. The driver of the Mercedes then made a left onto 11th Street and stopped his car. He then exited it and ran off. The passenger of the car didn’t flee. He was taken into custody to be questioned. Anderson was critically injured and transported to the hospital. He is still recovering from his injuries. (Read more in the NY Daily News)
Earlier last week, another bicyclist was the victim of a hit and run accident in New York City. 45 year old Greg Keller was riding his bike on Worth Street in Manhattan when a reckless driver started tailgating him. At one point the driver struck the back of the bicycle as he was trying to pass a car. Greg fell from his bike while the diver promptly took off. Horrified witnesses chased the car until the driver stopped. He was forced to get back to the bicyclist and told him “Hey it was me I’m sorry.'” The driver was then questioned by the police and issued a summons for failure to yield. The bicyclist was transported to the hospital to be treated for ligament damage to his shoulder. The police never questioned the bicyclist. Therefore after coming out of the hospital Greg Keller went to the precinct to add his personal feedback to the report. The police told him the report was already completed and he “was making it worse for himself”. (Read more in the Gothamist)