By Carol Tannenhauser
An unidentified male cyclist in his 20s was hit by a truck and critically injured at 72nd Street and Broadway on Tuesday night shortly after 10 p.m.
The man was hit by a delivery truck traveling north on Broadway, according to Martin Burgess, who witnessed the crash. He apparently was hit near the Vitamin Shoppe between 71st and 72nd and was dragged to a spot in front of Gray’s Papaya at the corner of the block, according to Burgess.
“The cyclist was pinned under the rear wheels. He was alive when the ambulance arrived, but he was in pretty bad shape,” Burgess wrote.
Police say the call came in at 10:16 p.m. The injured man was taken to St. Luke’s Hospital in critical but stable condition.
A police spokesman said no arrests were made, but an investigation is ongoing.
Correction: We initially reported that it was a FreshDirect truck, but FreshDirect was not involved.