Double whammy: Two cyclists injured after ramming into separate cars on same day in Prospect Heights and Fort Greene

A 26-year-old sustained serious injuries after colliding with a silver Nissan Rogue at the intersection of Atlantic and Vanderbilt avenues in Prospect Heights on Thursday.
Paul Martinka

Two cyclists suffered non-life-threatening injuries after both smashed into separate cars in Prospect Heights and Fort Greene on Thursday.

Brian Douglas, a 26-year-old delivery man for Uber Eats, was riding his bicycle heading north along Vanderbilt Avenue at 4 p.m. on Sept. 5, when he struck a woman’s silver sedan as she crossed the roadway heading east along Atlantic Avenue, according to the driver, who only gave her name as Ms. Ava.

Paramedics rushed to treat Douglas, who was unable to lift his head at the scene, and rushed him to a nearby hospital for treatment.

The driver of the sedan claimed she had a green light when Douglas struck her vehicle, leaving a dent near the front passenger-side wheel with his bike.

Douglas declined to comment when reached via phone, saying “I can’t talk, I’m on meds.”

A friend of Douglas, who gave his name as Nigel, said the cyclist moved to New York City from South Carolina about a year ago, and had taken up working as a delivery man for Uber Eats to make ends meet. It’s unclear if he was delivering food at the time of the incident.

Police could not immediately comment regarding that collision, but provided information regarding another crash in Fort Greene at 6:33 p.m. on Sept. 5, when a 36-year-old cyclist smashed into a 55-year-old woman’s 2010 Ford on Navy Street near Park Avenue.

Paramedics rushed the cyclist to Methodist Hospital in stable condition, cops said.

Police did not issue any summonses related to the crash, according to a spokeswoman for the police department.

Additional reporting by Paul Martinka and Kevin Duggan

Reach reporter Colin Mixson at or by calling (718) 260-4505.

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