13-Year-Old Cyclist Seriously Hurt After Being Hit by Cab, Police Say

By Aidan Gardiner on July 21, 2014 9:07am 

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 A 13-year-old boy was seriously hurt when he was hit by a cab while out riding his bike, police said.
Bicyclist Hit by Cab, Police Say
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MANHATTAN — A 13-year-old boy was seriously hurt Sunday when a green borough taxi hit him as he rode his bike in Manhattan Valley, police said.

The boy, whose name was not released, was not wearing a helmet when he rode through a red light on West 108th Street at Manhattan Avenue and was hit by the southbound Toyota Sienna about 3 p.m., an NYPD spokesman said.

The boy was taken to Harlem Hospital with serious injuries but in stable condition, police said.

The 57-year-old driver, whose name was also not released, remained on the scene and was not expected to face any criminal charges, a police spokesman said.

The city recently launched an effort to calm traffic in parts of the Upper West Side after a series of high-profile traffic fatalities.

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