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Citi Bike Rider Struck and Critically Hurt by Cab in Chelsea, NYPD Says

By Aidan Gardiner | September 25, 2017 8:09am

MANHATTAN — A Citi Bike rider suffered life-threatening injuries when he rode through a red light and was hit by a taxi Sunday morning, NYPD officials said.

The 23-year-old cyclist was pedaling west on West 21st Street when he passed through the red light at Ninth Avenue and was hit by a cab driver in a Toyota heading southbound at about 11:30 a.m., police said.

Police didn't say how investigators knew the cyclist ran the red light.

The cyclist, who wasn't wearing a helmet, suffered a severe head injury and was listed in critical condition at Bellevue Hospital, police said.

The cabbie, a 22-year-old man, stayed at the scene and wasn't immediately arrested or charged, police said.

Police don't suspect any criminality, but said the investigation is ongoing.