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Dump truck critically injures e-bike rider in Brooklyn


TIMES. GOOD AFTERNOON. I AM DAVID NOVARRO. >>I’M SANDRA BOOKMAN IN FOR SHIRLEEN ALLICOT. SAFETY CONCERNS AT AN INTERSECTION AND WHEN AFTER A GARBAGE TRUCK HIT AND CRITICALLY INJURED AN e-BIKE RIDER. >>IT HAPPENED NEAR 12th STREET NOT FAR FROM WHERE THE CITY HAS BEEN WORKING TO INSTALL MORE PROTECTED BIKE LANES. CANDACE McCOWAN HAS MORE ON THE STORY. >>Reporter: A 62-YEAR-OLD CYCLISTS WAS RUSHED TO THE HOSPITAL IN CRITICAL CONDITION WHILE THE OWNER OF THE SANITATION COMPANY THAT THE DRIVER WAS DISTRAUGHT AFTER THE COLLISION. A DEBATE BETWEEN CYCLISTS AND BUSINESSES IN THE AREA AS TO HOW TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE. WHEN THE TRUCK SLAMMED INTO A CYCLISTS ON AND e-BIKE NIANG: 30 SUNDAY NIGHT, THEY SAY THE CYCLISTS WAS RIDING ON THE SIDEWALK AND CROSSING THE INTERSECTION OF 12th STREET. THE SANITATION DRIVER TOLD HIS BOSS HE HAD THE GREEN LIGHT. >>PERHAPS THE LAST THING HE WAS LOOKING FOR WAS A CYCLISTS COMING UP THE SIDEWALK. >>Reporter: THE LATEST CYCLISTS IN ON THIRD AVENUE AND TWO KILLED ON THE CORRIDOR THIS YEAR. WHILE BIKE LANES OR GOING IN ONE BLOCK AWAY ON FOURTH AVENUE, IT WILL BE THE END OF THE YEAR BEFORE THE PROJECT IS COMPLETE. CYCLISTS SAY THEIR LIVES ARE AT RISK. >>I GOT HIT RIGHT HERE TOO. >>I FEEL LIKE IN NEW YORK CITY IF YOU ARE DRIVING A CAR OR TRUCK, YOU CAN KILL A BIKER AND GET AWAY WITH IT. >>Reporter: THE PRESIDENT OF THE ALLIANCE SAID THIRD AVENUE IS A TRUCK ROUTE WITH LARGE TRUCKS COMING THROUGH AT ALL HOURS. DESPITE THE BIKE LANES ON ONE SIDE OF THE ROAD, HE SAID IT’S NOT A SAFE PLACE FOR CYCLISTS. >>THE TRUCKS CAN’T STOP ON A DIME. WHEN YOU MIX BIKES WITH TRUCKS IT’S NOT A GOOD END RESULT. >>Reporter: THE ALLIANCE WANTS TO GET RID OF THE PARTIAL BIKE LANE ON THIRD AND DISCOURAGING CYCLISTS WHO SAY IT’S IMPACTING THE BUSINESSES. >>WE HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO SAY THAT THERE TRUCK SUPPLIERS AND VENDORS WON’T BRING THEIR TRUCKS INTO THE NEIGHBORHOOD BECAUSE OF THE LIABILITY. >>Reporter: IT APPEARS EVERYONE WILL SURVIVE IN THIS CASE, BUT THE DEBATE RAGES ON AS HOW TO KEEP RIDERS SAFE. >>>YOU ELIMINATE MORE

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