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E-bike rider critically injured when struck by garbage truck in Brooklyn: police

Posted: 6:26 AM, Sep 09, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-09 06:26:07-04

GOWANUS, Brooklyn — A man riding an e-bike was hit and critically injured by a sanitation truck in Brooklyn Sunday night, according to police.

The 62-year-old cyclist was struck by the garbage truck around 9:30 p.m. when he attempted to cross the intersection at 12th Street and 3rd Avenue in Gowanus, authorities said.

According to police, the truck was making a left turn from 3rd Avenue, onto 12th Street, when it hit the man on the electronic bike.

The cyclist was taken to a nearby hospital where he is listed in critical condition, police said.

The driver of the truck remained on the scene and the investigation is ongoing, according to the NYPD.