WILLIAMSBURG — An MTA bus struck a bicyclist Wednesday afternoon after the biker swerved to avoid an opening door from a parked vehicle, authorities and a witness said.
The male cyclist was hit at the intersection of Broadway and Marcy Avenue around 3:20 p.m. and taken to Bellevue Hospital in serious condition, an FDNY spokesman said.
The cyclist was riding westbound on Broadway when the driver of a parked car opened their door and the cyclist swerved to avoid it. He was struck by a westbound B46 bus, according to a street vendor who declined to give her name.
Witnesses saw the biker pinned underneath the front right wheel of the MTA bus.
Bryan, 25, a local employee who declined to give his last name, said he saw the bus back up to release the cyclist from under the tire.
"He moved around a little bit," said Bryan. "We knew he was alive."
The food vendor said the cyclist was conscious and tried to stand.
"He was moving the legs, he was trying to get up," she said. "Everyone was saying 'no, no, no, no.'"
The driver stayed on the scene and the incident remained under investigation later Wednesday, the MTA said.