By Joy Bergmann
A 52-year-old man was taken to Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital in stable condition after being struck by a vehicle near Broadway and 97th Street around 5:20pm on Wednesday evening, NYPD officials said. The man reportedly suffered cuts to his head.
The incident is still being investigated and WSR has received conflicting reports regarding whether the victim was riding a bicycle [what NYPD’s media office tells us] or was a pedestrian on a scooter [what a tipster reported].
According to NYPD, the driver of the vehicle – a 41-year-old man – said he was driving northbound on Broadway when the “bicyclist” – heading eastbound – came from between two buses and collided with his vehicle. The driver stayed at the scene of the crash. According to Google Maps, 97th Street traffic runs westbound.
Tipster Julie says she and her daughter encountered the scene soon after police arrived. “The victim was lying in the middle of street on the northbound side of Broadway between 96th and 97th, and the scooter (damaged) was near the median north of 97th,” she told WSR in an email. “We walked right by the scooter – it wasn’t a bike. I’m relieved but quite surprised to hear the victim was stable. He was face down on the pavement, not moving, with his body at an odd angle, from what I saw.”