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Cyclist Fatally Struck in Clinton Hill, NYPD Says

By  Gary Kane and Aidan Gardiner | April 15, 2016 12:34pm 

 She was hit and killed near Lexington and Classon avenues, police said.
She was hit and killed near Lexington and Classon avenues, police said.
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CLINTON HILL — A woman on a bicycle was fatally struck Friday morning by a car in Clinton Hill, police said.

The 34-year-old cyclist was riding the wrong direction on Classon Avenue about 8:34 a.m. when a red Fiat made a right turn from Lexington Avenue onto Classon and hit her, an NYPD spokeswoman said.

Almost immediately, the 41-year-old driver started screaming, "Oh my God!" according to Anthony G., 29, who is in town from Montreal for a psychology conference and was in a nearby apartment at the time of the crash.

"We heard the woman in the car screaming," said Anthony, who did not want to give his full last name.

He looked out the corner window of the Airbnb he is renting to see the cyclist sprawled out on Lexington Avenue, he said.

"I don't know if she had a pulse. I couldn't determine if she was conscious or not," he said.

The driver got out and walked toward the cyclist, but then fainted in the street, the witness added.

Police came quickly and brought the cyclist to Brooklyn Hospital, where she was pronounced dead, officials said. Her sunglasses lay next to a pool of her blood afterwards.

An ambulance then brought the driver to the same hospital, officials said.

The driver wasn't immediately charged or given a ticket, according to the NYPD whose investigation is ongoing.