Yet another crash has taken place in Greenpoint, on the heels of a particularly calamitous week for traffic violence in the North Brooklyn area. 

At 10:30 p.m. last night, a 38-year-old driver struck a bicyclist while making a right-hand turn onto Moultrie Street, according to the NYPD. The driver was traveling westbound on Norman Avenue, and he remained at the scene. The 53-year-old cyclist was transported to Bellevue Hospital in stable condition.

The incident took place only a few blocks from where 49-year-old Danielle Aber was killed by a truck while crossing Sutton Street, just days ago. Street safety group Make McGuinness Safe says that area of the neighborhood is particularly fraught for pedestrians and cyclists — Aber’s death is the third traffic fatality that eastern Greenpoint has seen in under a year. 

Last week, we reported that a cyclist was killed in Williamsburg after being doored by a car and thrown into oncoming traffic.

We will update this story if we learn more.


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  1. One thing that would help is better lighting at corners. New Yorkers love to wear black and it is hard to see people at night. It is especially hard when it rains. People crossing the street need to make sure the person turning sees them and those riding bikes need to wear clothes with reflectors.

  2. Better lighting and cyclist legislation needs to be put into effect.
    The bicycle was traveling against the traffic late at night and he actually collided with the vehicle not the other way around. Greenpoint is changing and in order to make sure everyone is safe on the road We must all make sure everyone follow the traffic regulations to stop these accidents!

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