Police: Trucker smashes into cyclist crossing Cobble Hill street

Hit: A truck driver struck a cyclist near Atlantic Avenue and Court Street on Thursday, cops said.
Photo by Tom Callan

A truck driver plowed into a cyclist pedaling near Court Street and Atlantic Avenue on Thursday night, sending the woman to the hospital with a bleeding knee, police said.

The 52-year-old victim told cops she was walking her two-wheeler along Court Street towards the Brooklyn Bridge, and when she mounted the bike to cross the intersection at Atlantic Avenue around 6:15 pm, the big-rig rumbling along that street towards the East River smashed into her.

But a nearby pedestrian told officials the woman crossed the street against the light, and the driver said he had a green light at the time of the collision, too, authorities said.

The 37-year-old trucker remained at the scene after hitting the cyclist, and emergency responders transported her to Methodist Hospital with a cut to her left knee, cops said.

Police let the driver go without any summonses, but are still investigating the crash, a department spokesman said.

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