Cyclist Dies After Crash in Brooklyn

By Alan Neuhauser on July 19, 2012 7:33am | Updated on July 19, 2012 1:43pm

A cyclist was critically injured in Cypress Hills on July 19, 2012.
A cyclist was critically injured in Cypress Hills on July 19, 2012.
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BROOKLYN — A cyclist died after crashing his bike in Cypress Hills early Thursday, authorities said.

The cause and circumstances of the smashup, reported at Jamaica Avenue and Cypress Hills Street at 1:54 a.m., were unclear and under investigation, the NYPD said.

"It looks like he fell off the bike," a source said.

Police believe the man was traveling at a high rate of speed.

He was transported to Wyckoff Heights Medical Center with severe head trauma, officials said. He died a short time later, police said.

His age and identity have not been released.

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