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Inwood Cyclist Injured at Broadway and Riverside Last Evening

1:38 PM EDT on April 19, 2012

A cyclist was struck and injured by a driver at the intersection of Riverside and Broadway at Dyckman Street, in Inwood, Wednesday evening. The victim, a male in his 40s, was transported to Presbyterian Hospital in the Bronx, according to FDNY (the spokesperson was presumably referring to the Allen Pavilion on Broadway at W. 220th Street, in Inwood). His condition is unknown. The spokesperson said FDNY got the call at 6:01 p.m. Neither the NYPD public information office nor the 34th Precinct had any details.

Streetsblog reader Kimberly Kinchen (@BornAgainBikist) alerted us to the crash. She has this account:

It looks like a cyclist was hit at the stop sign where Riverside forks off to the right to southbound Broadway. The cyclist was apparently already in the ambulance; there was just one cop car parked on the sidewalk, and, while you can't see him in this picture, the driver of the car was standing on the driver's side looking pretty distraught when we walked up. I don't know the condition of the cyclist, as we didn't ask any questions. There was no blood, etc. on the street, and while I wasn't looking for it, I didn't see any indentations on the car's hood, so I'm hoping the cyclist is not in too bad a shape.

As we have reported numerous times, this intersection is a mess -- a confluence of drivers en route to and from the West Side Highway, the FDR and Inwood's two toll-free bridges to the Bronx. While physical improvements are reportedly in the pipeline, area residents are bracing for the annual summer invasion of cruising boom-cars and motorcycles. A community-driven plan to calm Dyckman with a separated bike lane connecting the east- and west-side Greenways, a concept first proposed to DOT and Community Board 12 over four years ago, has gone nowhere.

If you know what happened here, or have information on the victim or his condition, please leave a comment or send us an email. See a wider shot of the scene after the jump.

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