A driver hit a woman on 72nd Street and Central Park West on Monday night around 6:30 p.m., and afterwards the victim was lying in the middle of the intersection, according to a witness who took the photo above.
The woman was bicycling when she was hit, wrote Deputy Inspector Timothy Malin at the 20th precinct in an email. We are awaiting more detail on what transpired before the crash.
The victim was lying in the middle of the street for about 5 minutes as she waited for an ambulance, according to the witness. The witness tells us he saw her move one of her legs, but was otherwise unsure of the woman’s condition. People around her directed traffic as they waited for the ambulance.
A police spokesman did not have more information about the crash — generally police only have information when the Collision Investigation Squad is called in the event that the person is considered likely to die.
Malin wrote that the victim refused medical attention and the driver was not charged.
As of the end of September, there had not been any other cyclists injured at this intersection this year, though there were three injured at the intersection last year, according to police stats.
This article has been updated with additional information from police, including the fact that she was cycling and refused medical attention.