See a hit-and-run driver sideswipe cyclist in Clinton Hill

Tight: A Clinton Hill cyclist with a camera caught the moment a driver knocked him off his bike before fleeing the scene on Vanderbilt Avenue on May 6.
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A biker sustained injuries to his arm and leg after a driver struck him and fled the scene on Vanderbilt Avenue on May 6, according to authorities.

The driver drove up behind the victim on the two-way street and knocked him off his bike while trying to pass him, before taking off toward Willoughby Avenue just before 5:30 p.m., police said.

A video of the events surfaced on YouTube — seemingly by the victim — showing a first-person perspective of the incident.

The video’s description states the car was a silver Nissan Altima with an out-of-state license plate, which the a Twitter account with a similar user name ran through the violations bot How’s My Driving New York, revealing that the car has racked up some 35 tickets in 2018 and 2019 — all in Brooklyn — including five for speeding in a school zone and three for blowing a red light.

There are no arrests at this time and the investigation by the 88th Precinct is closed, a spokesman for the Police Department told this paper.

The spokesman could not clarify by press time why investigators closed the case without arrests.

Ten cyclists have already died at the hands of drivers in the city since the beginning of this year, with eight of the fatal collisions in Brooklyn and three of those in just the last four days.

Reach reporter Kevin Duggan at (718) 260–2511 or by e-mail at Follow him on Twitter @kduggan16.
Updated 12:50 pm, May 16, 2019
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Henry Ford from Bay Ridge says:
Life in prison for the driver.
May 16, 12:13 pm
Henry Ford from Bay Ridge says:
Silver Nissan Altima with PA plates: KPH5153. NYPD do your job
May 16, 12:19 pm
Henry Ford from Bay Ridge says:
This dirtball has 27 violations from 5•4•18 to 4•12•19, all in Brooklyn. Get this menace off the streets now! Life in prison for the driver.
May 16, 12:22 pm
Bartender from 2nd Chance saloon says:
⬆️Damn Gersh you are drinking early today. And without me. For shame.⬆️
May 16, 1:46 pm
Henry Ford from Bay Ridge says:
I need AA.
May 16, 2:27 pm
Mike from Williamsburg says:
That's a lot of tickets in Brooklyn for someone out of state. I think this driver might not be on the up and up. Life in prison sounds about right.
May 16, 3:03 pm
Joe from Bay Ridge says:
NYPD, useless as usual. Not only did the driver leave the scene of an accident but he should be charged with attempted manslaughter. If he claims he didn't notice hitting anyone, he should loose his license. VISION ZERO = Blindness
May 16, 4:10 pm
Henry Ford from Bay Ridge says:
I've already gotten 2 buy backs!
May 16, 4:54 pm
sick above from comments says:
What a bunch of sick minded commenters above wanting to hurt a person operating a car in a lawful manner. The criminal here is NYC government for encouraging people to ride bikes in the street where it is far from any rational level of safety. 10 dead cyclists in four and one half months! Shame on NYC and all those self righteous people encouraging biking in the street - these and more unnecessary deaths are at your hands.
May 17, 11:14 am

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