An 87-year-cyclist has died after a minivan struck him last week in Midwood, according to police
The cyclist was riding near the intersection of Ocean Parkway near Avenue P shortly after 10 am when a 36-year-old motorist behind the wheel of a Cadillac struck him.
First responders rushed the biker to Maimonides hospital in critical condition — and he later perished, according to authorities.
Police Department spokesman Martin Brown claimed the bicyclist had run a red light when the incident occurred — but witnesses contradict Brown’s claims, saying the car “came out of nowhere,” according to the Daily News.
The driver has not been arrested but was issued a sobriety test at the scene, and the investigation remains ongoing.
Twenty-seven cyclists have died in car crashes in New York City this year — including 17 in Brooklyn — marking a sharp increase from the 10 bikers killed city-wide last year.