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Cyclist critically injured in collision with pedestrian in Central Park

Posted at 6:50 PM, Aug 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-27 05:19:49-04

CENTRAL PARK, Manhattan — A cyclist was critically injured in a collision with a pedestrian Monday afternoon in Central Park, officials said.

The 43-year-old cyclist flipped over and ended up on the side of the road around 4:30 p.m., police sources said. He was not wearing a helmet and hit his head.

Police said the collision occurred on East Drive near the Loeb Boathouse, aligning with East 74th Street.

The 77-year-old pedestrian was also injured, officials said.

Both victims were taken to Weill Cornell Medicine, where the cyclist remains in critical condition early Tuesday morning, police said.