Cyclist Hit By Van at Grand and Norfolk Streets
Tom Sganga was riding eastbound on Grand Street around 7 p.m. this evening when, he says, a minivan pulled out of parallel parking spot right into his path.
His leg was hurt in the collision, and the frame of his electric Kysmo bike bent, but mostly, he was just fuming.
“He pulled right out in front of me without even looking,” said Sganga, who lives in the neighborhood and rides the Grand Street bike lane frequently. “I wouldn’t let him leave until the police came.”
Four cruisers responded to Sganga’s call. Officers advised him to have his injuries evaluated by a doctor. They did not charge the driver of the Chevy Venture van, which carried New Jersey license plates. Asked why no ticket was issued, one officer at the scene shrugged and said, “For what? I didn’t see it happen.”