MIDTOWN — A cyclist slammed into a pedestrian in the middle of Seventh Avenue in Midtown Wednesday afternoon, according to witnesses and officials.
The man was crossing mid-block between 53rd and 52nd streets when the cyclist heading south down the avenue struck him at about 11:30 a.m., an FDNY spokesman and multiple witnesses said.
“The [pedestrian] was bleeding from the back of his head. I told him ‘stay still, help is on the way,’’ said a 40-year-old local worker who stopped to aid the man while he was laying the middle of the street.
“I was concerned. I just wanted to make sure both of them were okay.”
The pedestrian was taken to New York Hospital-Cornell and was expected to survive, the FDNY spokesman added.
The cyclist was uninjured and remained on the scene.
Police officers checked his driver's license and then allowed him to leave about a half hour after the collision.
The bike rider declined to comment.