Wheel criminal: Cyclist injures man, rides away, police say

Wheel criminal: Cyclist injures man, rides away, police say

Cops are searching for the cyclist who they said rode into a guy and sent him crashing to the ground in Sunset Park last month, then fled the scene.

The bicyclist slammed into the victim on June 4 as he crossed a crosswalk on 53rd Street at Seventh Avenue around 5:50 pm, knocking the man to the pavement and causing blunt-force trauma to his head, according to police, who said the bike rider pedaled away on 53rd Street towards Sixth Avenue.

Paramedics rushed the victim to NYU Langone Hospital–Brooklyn in critical condition, authorities said.

Officers described the man they want to question as black-haired and in his late teens to early twenties.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577–8477 or in Spanish at (888) 577–4782. The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. All tips are confidential.

Reach reporter Julianne McShane at (718) 260–2523 or by e-mail at jmcshane@cnglocal.com. Follow her on Twitter @juliannemcshane.