QUEENS, New York — A 17-year-old teenager remains hospitalized in critical condition after a 22-year-old male crashed into him at the intersection near Park Lane South and Woodhaven Boulevard. The intersection is situated near Forest Park, according to an article appearing in the New York Post. The bicycle accident happened around 11:30 a.m., according to the New York City police officers reporting from the scene. Witnesses said that the collision between the bicyclist and the vehicle was so forceful that it threw the bike rider into the air. The case remains under investigation with the NYPD, and no charges have issued at this time.
A witness to the crash described the incident to the New York Post in great detail. The witness said that he was driving a truck in the right lane of Woodhaven Boulevard and saw what happened. The witness stated that the bike rider attempted to cross Woodhaven Boulevard in or near the crosswalk. The witness said the bike rider was rushing to beat the light when the driver of a sedan used the bus lane to pull around the truck. The sedan collided with the bike near the passenger’s side of the hood of the car. The witness said the bike rider flew off of the bike and crashed down on the windshield of the car, approximately on the passenger’s side. The witness also said that he tried to help the fallen rider who was shaking and convulsing.
Another witness heard the crash from inside of his home. He raced outside to assist the injured rider by administering CPR. The second witness said that he kept talking to the victim in an effort to keep him conscious because he was shutting his eyes. Medics arrived rapidly and transported him to Long Island Jewish Hospital. The hospital lists him in critical condition with a head injury. NYPD officers will continue their investigation, and they have not issued criminal charges to this point.
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