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Smush-wick: Cop car crushed under truck in cyclist crash

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A police car, a bicyclist, and a delivery truck driver were involved in a terrifying early-morning crash on Oct. 31 that left two officers and the cyclist injured, police said.

The collision happened at 7:47 am on Flushing Avenue at Bushwick Avenue in Bushwick, police reported. The officer was responding to a call and had the green light as he drove toward Queens on Flushing Avenue when the bike-rider, pedaling a single-speed towards Williamsburg on the Bushwick Avenue sidewalk, rode into the street against the light, according to an NYPD account. The cop swerved to avoid her, but hit her anyway, then lodged the hood of the squad car underneath a box truck heading the opposite direction on Flushing Avenue, officers stated.

The cop who was driving the car suffered a head injury, an officer riding passenger got cut above his eye, and the cyclist broke her left arm, police said. Paramedics carted the bicyclist and one of the officers to Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, and the other cop to Bellevue Hospital Center in Manhattan, per law enforcement officials.

The truck driver was not injured, cops said.

So far police have not issued any tickets or made an arrests, but an investigation is underway, a police spokesman said.

Reach reporter Danielle Furfaro at dfurfaro@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260–2511. Follow her at twitter.com/DanielleFurfaro.
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

ty from pps says:
Hmm... T-minus how many minutes before we get a "See, bicycles are the most dangerous things on the road!" comment?
Nov. 3, 2014, 11 am
JBill from Gowanark says:
It's really the cops. They park in the bike lanes.
Nov. 3, 2014, 1:59 pm
JBill from Gowanark says:
And it's called Riding Shotgun, not "riding passenger" jeeze!
Nov. 3, 2014, 2 pm
Rufus Leaking from BH says:
No need to - it's in the article:

". . . the bike-rider, pedaling a single-speed towards Williamsburg on the Bushwick Avenue sidewalk, rode into the street against the light."
Nov. 3, 2014, 2:45 pm
ty from pps says:
Oh, Rufus...
Nov. 3, 2014, 5:18 pm

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