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West Side Greenway Cyclist Struck by Cab Driver Last Saturday

3:02 PM EST on November 9, 2011

Photo: Ken Coughlin

Streetsblog regular Ken Coughlin alerted us to a Saturday afternoon collision between a yellow cab driver and a cyclist on the Hudson River Greenway at 43rd Street. Ken took this picture at 3:45 p.m. He said the cyclist appeared to be unconscious.

The crash happened at the entrance to the Circle Line dock, which Coughlin says is "a particularly dangerous crossing because it gets a fair amount of fast-moving traffic coming in from the east." Data from Transportation Alternatives' CrashStat show that seven cyclists and one pedestrian have been injured in collisions there since 2003. The site is a few blocks north of where greenway cyclist Carl Nacht was killed by an NYPD tow truck driver in 2006.

The NYPD public information office had no details on the crash. According to a spokesperson, this indicates "minor injuries only" and "no criminality involved."

If you have any information on what happened here, please leave it in the comments or send us an e-mail.

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