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Hit-and-run on Vanderbilt

July 6, 2012

A cyclist was hit on Vanderbilt Ave on Monday during the morning rush.  Via Patch:

For the third time in six months, a driver in struck a bicyclist in Prospect Heights and took off.

In the latest incident 28-year-old man was riding northbound on Vanderbilt Avenue when a car traveling the opposite direction hit him while turning onto Pacific Street, according to a police report.

After hitting the man, the driver drove away. The report did not say whether the rider was injured. The accident took place on Monday, June 18, at 8:25 a.m.

The intersection where the accident took place has a lot of multi-directional traffic. It is at the mouth of construction on a surface parking lot for the soon-to-open Barclays Center. It is also a block away from busy Atlantic Avenue.

On May 16, a 24-year-old biker was riding on St. Johns Place near Plaza Street East at about 3:15 p.m. when a man driving a red truck made a left turn and hit the bicyclist, causing cuts and bruises to the man’s left leg, both arms and his left side. The bicyclist was evaluated by EMS but declined to go to the hospital, according to a police report.

And on Dec. 5 at about 6 p.m., a 34-year-old woman riding a bicycle with her 2-year-old daughter onboard were hit by an SUV on Vanderbilt Avenue as they crossed Park Place, according to a police report. Neither mother or toddler were hurt.

On a not-altogether-unrelated side note, the 77th Precinct issued just one speeding ticket in May, the last month for which figures are available.

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