CENTRAL PARK — A 58-year-old woman was in critical condition after getting hit Thursday by a cyclist in Central Park near West 62nd Street, police said.
The cyclist, 31, was traveling southbound in the bike lane on West Drive when he swerved out of the lane to avoid hitting pedestrians and struck the woman about 4:25 p.m, police said.
The woman was unconscious and unresponsive before being rushed to New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, where she remains in critical condition, police said.
She was identified in news reports as Jill Tarlov, 59, of Fairfield, Conn.
The cyclist, identified in reports as Jason Marshall of Manhattan, is not being charged at this time, though the investigation is ongoing, police said. He was transported to Mount Sinai Roosevelt hospital with injuries to his shoulder and hand, but was released later that day, police added.
Tarlov was crossing in the crosswalk — though it's unclear whether she had the signal to walk — when she was hit by cyclist, who reportedly stayed at the scene after the crash.