UPDATE: Cyclist Injured Leg in Thursday Morning Incident

Biker sent to Kings County Hospital after crash at Myrtle and Vanderbilt avenues.

Update, 3:19 p.m.: The FDNY provided a bit more information as to the extent of the injuries suffered by a cyclist hit this morning on Myrtle Avenue. According to fire officials, the man received a cut to the head and a leg injury as a result of being pinned underneath the vehicle. 

Kings County Hospital would not divulge the biker's condition, citing privacy concerns.


Update, 10:58 a.m.: An employee of a restaurant at 400 Myrtle Ave. who witnessed this morning's incident confirmed that the man struck by a vehicle had been riding a bicycle.

"I just saw the bike on the ground," said the employee, Syan, who declined to give his last name. "And lots of people."

Syan said the accident occurred when a car traveling northbound on Vanderbilt Avenue attempted to make a left turn westbound on Myrtle.


Update, 9:35 a.m.: According to a FDNY spokesman, the man hit this morning was pinned for an unknown amount of time underneath the vehicle.

More as this story develops.


The New York City Fire Department received a call regarding a man hit by a vehicle at the intersection of Myrtle and Vanderbilt avenues at 8:29 a.m. Thursday.

According to FDNY, the man may have been on a bicycle at the time of the accident.

An ambulance transported the injured man, described as being in his 30s, to Kings County Hospital, fire officials said.

His condition is unknown.

Check back with Patch for more updates.

Maria German February 09, 2012 at 06:19 PM
Joe Gonzalez February 09, 2012 at 06:31 PM
So now that there has been a car accident at the intersection of Myrtle and Vanderbilt Avenues, are we to be treated to another pedestrian plaza?
Geralyn Shukwit February 09, 2012 at 06:38 PM
I heard the accident followed by screams from bystanders from my apt a block away... only made it worse to hear it was one of my fellow bike riders. Hope the rider will be ok.
Amy February 09, 2012 at 07:53 PM
Any updates on his condition? Thanks, Paul.
Paul Leonard (Editor) February 09, 2012 at 08:13 PM
Kings County Hospital will not divulge the condition of the man injured in this morning's incident, citing privacy provisions. We are still waiting for the NYPD to supply information as to the extent of his injuries, which at this point, do not seem to be life threatening.
Amy February 09, 2012 at 08:21 PM
Thanks so much, Paul. That much is great news!
dporpentine February 10, 2012 at 12:48 PM
That headline is crazy nonsensical: "Cyclist Injures Leg After Being Pinned Underneath Vehicle." So apparently: (a) the cyclist injured his own leg; no one facilitated this; (b) the injury occurred *after* his leg was pinned under a vehicle; and of course (c) the driver who drove his or her deadly object into the cyclist is no where to be found, either in the headline or the report. Those crazy bikers, running around pinning their own legs under vehicles!
Dan S. February 10, 2012 at 03:02 PM
I was there right after it happened. According to the driver behind the vehicle involved, the car was traveling westbound on Myrtle. No turns. Hmmm...
Paul Leonard (Editor) February 10, 2012 at 03:22 PM
Thanks for the catch. Fixed.
Robert February 10, 2012 at 06:24 PM
Thank you ... thank you
Gertie February 11, 2012 at 04:16 PM
The headline is still misleading. "Cyclist Injured Leg" doesn't sound right. "Driver Injured Cyclist" is more like it. And still no mention of a driver. Just a car making a turn. Cars need drivers.


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