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Cyclist, Pedestrian Injured in Two East Side Crashes

Essex_Street_Accident.jpgPolice talk to a man and woman at Essex and Rivington, where a cyclist was injured Monday night. Photo: DNAinfo

A pedestrian and a cyclist have been hurt in separate Manhattan crashes since last night.

DNAinfo reports that a cyclist was hit Monday at the corner of Essex and Rivington Streets:

Shortly after the crash, police on the scene were seen questioning aman and a woman while an ambulance drove away. A black SUV sat with ashattered windshield just north of Rivington next to a bike on the ground.

Police reportedly had nothing to say about the crash to DNAinfo. NYPD told Streetsblog this morning that the department had no information on the incident.

As DNAinfo points out, the city recently added bike lanes to Rivington as part of its effort to divert bike traffic from crash-plagued Delancey Street. Three weeks ago Community Board 3 member Harry Wieder was fatally struck on Essex less than two blocks away from the scene of last night's collision.

Just before 10:00 a.m. today, a pedestrian was hit at 83rd St. and Third Ave. According to NYPD, the victim was a woman who suffered a "badly injured leg." Police said she was taken to University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell. Streetsblog has contacted the hospital for an update on her condition.

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