Bicyclist Seriously Injured on Allen Street This Afternoon

LES Resident Severely Injured in Bike-Van Accident Last Fall; Info Needed

A bicyclist was severely hurt in an accident at Grand & Allen streets, September 25, 2012. NYPD photos.

A bicyclist was severely hurt in an accident at Grand & Allen streets, September 25, 2012. NYPD photos.

On the evening of September 25 of last year, Lower East Side resident Jonathan Lopez was involved in an accident at the intersection of Grand and Allen streets.  Eight months later, his family is still trying to piece together the horrible events that unfolded around 10:30 p.m., and they could use your help.  Lopez, 26 at the time, was apparently riding his bike westbound on Grand when he was struck by a van operated by Premier Paratransit that was traveling northbound on Allen. He suffered a severe brain injury, is unable to walk and cannot communicate.