Cyclist, 67, critically injured during collision on Brooklyn bike path

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A cyclist was critically injured during a collision on a Brooklyn bike path on Wednesday afternoon, authorities said.

At approximately 1:20 p.m., police responded to a 911 call of a bicycle collision on the westbound Jamaica Bay Greenway bike path in the vicinity of 103rd Street in Canarsie, officials said.

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A preliminary investigation determined that a 34-year-old man was riding a bicycle on the Jamaica Bay Greenway bike path in the westbound lane when a 67-year-old man, who had parked an e-bike that he was no longer riding, was standing in the westbound lane of the bike path.

The bicyclist continued westbound on the bike path, striking the 67-year-old and his unoccupied e-bike, the NYPD said.

The man fell to the ground and sustained severe trauma to the head.

EMS transported the man to Brookdale Hospital Medical Center in critical condition.

The operator of the bicycle sustained minor injuries and remained on scene.

The NYPD's Highway Collision Investigation Squad is investigation this collision.

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