A bicyclist was taken to the hospital with minor injuries after a car passenger opened a door into the pedal-pusher on Jay Street on Monday morning, police report.
The cyclist was riding his bike towards the Manhattan Bridge at around 11:40 am when the driver of a sport utility vehicle stopped in the bridge-bound traffic lane outside MetroTech to drop his son off for work, said the car’s operator, who refused to give his name.
He claimed his son checked his rearview mirror, opened the door to get out, and the cyclist smashed into it. The driver alleged that the cyclist was riding outside of the bike lane — which is interrupted by a bus bay that is often congested with vehicles — at the time.
The Department of Transportation installed a dedicated bike lane protected by a row of cars on Jay Street this summer, but the notoriously treacherous stretch still has presented challenges to cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians.