MANHATTAN, NY – A woman was taken to the hospital after she was hit by a bicyclist while jogging in Central Park on Monday morning, the New York Post reports.
A 24-year-old male cyclist was riding in the bike lane near the entrance at Central Park West and 72nd Street when a 48-year-old jogger entered his lane “without warning” at approximately 9 a.m., according to an NYPD report.
The jogger—whose identity has not been made public—was taken to Weill Cornell Medical Center for treatment. She was listed in critical condition.
The cyclist remained at the scene and cooperated with police, who are continuing to investigate.
The vast majority of pedestrian accidents in New York City involve a motor vehicle; in 2018, 200 pedestrians died in traffic accidents, according to the New York Times. But while pedestrian collisions with bicycles are comparatively uncommon (and less likely to result in death), they still happen. A New York Post article from last August noted that 2,250 pedestrians had been injured in accidents with bicycles since 2011, with a total of seven fatalities.
Bicyclists have an obligation to exercise caution when sharing New York streets with pedestrians and may be held financially responsible for the injuries they cause — including the costs of medical care, lost wages, and other damages.
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