A man was critically injured on Wednesday afternoon after he was hit by an oncoming bicyclist on the Belt Parkway bike path.
According to police, at 1:19 p.m. on Aug. 24 police responded to a 911 call regarding a collision involving a bicycle near E. 108th Street on the Belt Parkway, near Canarsie Pier and exit 14. Upon their arrival, officers found the victim, a 67-year-old man, at the scene in the Jamaica Bay Greenway with severe head trauma.
A preliminary investigation found that the victim, who had an electric bike, was stationary on the bike path standing in the westbound lane when he was struck by a 34-year-old man on a bicycle, who was headed westbound on the same path. The victim then fell and hit his head on the ground.
The victim was rushed by paramedics to Brookdale Hospital, where he is listed in critical condition. The bicyclist stayed at the scene following the incident.
No arrests have been made at this time. The investigation is ongoing.
Updated at 9:07 a.m. on Aug. 25, 2022.