Cyclist Struck on Grand Street at Clinton
Just after midnight Thursday night, a taxi traveling westbound on Grand Street struck a cyclist at the intersection with Clinton Street. Police officers, firefighters and paramedics responding to the scene found a man sprawled out on his back in the road just outside the crosswalk, with his crunched bike on its side a few feet away and shopping bags and parcels scattered across the pavement.
The driver of the taxi stood by, with the taxi parked in the middle of the intersection, as rescue workers attended to the cyclist, who appeared to be alive but unconscious. He was loaded onto a backboard and put into a waiting ambulance as police officers interviewed witnesses and fire trucks blocked traffic.