WILLIAMSBURG — A cyclist was in critical condition after being struck by a dump truck at a busy Williamsburg intersection, according to police.
Both the rider and driver were heading north on Bushwick Avenue at about 2:30 p.m. when the bright yellow truck turned right at Grand Street and hit the bike, NYPD and FDNY officials said.
Video showed the cyclist lying motionless on the street while a crowd gathered around.
"He was in a desperate state, trying to get to the curb," Evan Makopoulos, 38, part-owner of Grand Seafood and Fish Market said.
The man was face down on the street with his "legs twisted," the shop owner said. One shoe was off the injured biker and people were crowding around him, he said.
The cyclist, who was not immediately identified, was taken to Elmhurst Hospital
John Miller, 32, who identified himself as the bike rider's roommate said the 32-year-old victim had been moved out of the emergency room to the ICU and was conscious.
The driver remained at the scene, but was later placed in handcuffs and arrested for driving with a suspended license, police officials at the scene said.
The New Jersey company that owns the truck, L & Y Enterprises, could not be reached for comment.