Bicyclist Struck by Flatbed Truck in Midtown Hit-and-Run

By Ben Fractenberg on August 27, 2010 9:42am 

A bicyclist was struck by a truck at 59 Street and Second Avenue Thursday night.
A bicyclist was struck by a truck at 59 Street and Second Avenue Thursday night.
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DNAinfo/Mariel Clark

By Ben Fractenberg

DNAinfo Reporter/Producer

MIDTOWN — A flatbed truck struck a man riding his bicycle Thursday night at East 59th Street and Second Avenue and then fled the scene, police said.

Emergency responders rushed the 45-year-old man to Cornell Hospital around 11 p.m. in critical condition, police said.

The truck took off heading north on Second Avenue, according to police.

An investigation is ongoing.


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