A wild biker blew through a red light Monday night, colliding with an SUV near the Atlantic Yards construction site, according to police.
Just after 10 p.m. a delivery guy on a bike sped through the intersection of Dean Street and Sixth Avenue, causing an oncoming SUV to swerve and crash. According to police, the driver had the right of way.
“The cyclist was at fault,” a police source said.
Neither the cyclist nor the driver sustained major injuries or required hospital treatment, but the incident highlights the reasoning behind a on cyclists who fail to follow the rules of the road.
In fact, Deputy Inspector John A. Argenziano of the that most of the cycle summonses issued by the precinct are for the crime of running a red light.
“It looked pretty bad to me, it was a small bike and big SUV,” said Wayne Bailey, a Dean Street resident who stumbled upon the aftermath of the accident just after it occurred.
According to Bailey, the driver of the SUV blamed not only the cyclist, but the Atlantic Yards site construction for the incident.
“He said he didn’t even see the cyclist because of the blue wall where the arena is being built. He said it blocked his view and the bike came out of nowhere,” said Bailey. “The driver was so upset.”