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Cyclist Blows Red Light, Causes Crash

A delivery man on a bike collided with an SUV on Sixth Avenue and Dean Street after running a red light.

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.”

Hambone March 31, 2011 at 04:38 PM
It's like they always say, "Guns don't kill people, bullets do."
Kevin Beers March 31, 2011 at 04:46 PM
@ Peter- What if ? What if? What if? My god the more you post the more absurd it gets. I guess you have some sort of gotcha ( though I don't know what it is) that they said she was killed by a van rather than a driver. Good job Colombo. But hey, what if there was no driver? What if it was the van that did it? There are killer vans out there! (And this is not meant to diminish the tragic death of that poor woman).
Peter March 31, 2011 at 04:58 PM
Kevin, I'm just making a point about journalism and how things are written, nothing more. I'm not looking to paint an entire class of people with a broad brush, I'm just asking for consistency in reporting.
Hambone March 31, 2011 at 05:18 PM
Peter, how about, "Driver Blows Stop Sign, Windshield Injures Cyclist" OR "Driver Blows Stop Sign, Front Bumper and Pavement Injure Cyclist"?
Peter March 31, 2011 at 05:40 PM
I was actually hoping for: "Cyclist blows stop sign, Hit by driver unable to avoid him. Cyclist discovers laws of physics not in his favor."

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