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Garbage truck strikes e-bike rider at Brooklyn intersection

2019-09-09

A garbage truck struck and critically injured a e-bike rider on a Brooklyn street corner Sunday night, police said.



The truck hit the cyclist at the corner of 12th St. and Third Ave. in Gowanus at about 9:30 p.m., cops said.

The cyclist, 62, drifted in and out of consciousness as medics worked on him and took him to Methodist Hospital, police said. His name was not released.

The truck, which belongs to Pride Recycling and Demo, was carrying a Lomangino Bros. trash container. The driver remained on the scene after the crash.

So far this year, 20 cyclists have been killed in crashes on city streets, double the 10 that were killed in all of 2018.

The crash remained under investigation Sunday night.