A car struck a cyclist and smashed through a wooden fence surrounding a Coney Island Avenue construction site before plummeting into a 30-foot deep ditch, said rescuers who are amazed that the woman survived.
FDNY officials said the motorist and the cyclist both sustained non-life threatening injuries and were taken to nearby hospitals for treatment.
According to published reports, the woman tried to swerve away from the cyclist — who was biking down the wrong side of the street — then lost control of her blue Toyota SUV.
Witnesses said the woman hit two delivery trucks and a parked car before plunging through the plywood barrier.
“There was a loud noise, and everyone turned to look,” Omar Porcayo, a worker at the Pomegranate supermarket across the street told the New York Times. “I ran over and saw construction workers pulling her out. Everyone was amazed.”