Prosecutor: 29-year-old Union City bicyclist in critical condition after colliding with car

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A 29-year-old Union City bicyclist is in critical condition after colliding with a car near the intersection of New York Avenue and 26th Street earlier this week, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.

The intersection of 26th Street and New York Avenue in Union City. Photo via Google Maps.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

On Tuesday at approximately 12:55 p.m., Union City police officers responded to the intersection of New York Avenue and 26th Street on a report of a pedestrian being struck, Suarez said in a statement.

Upon arrival, responding officers found that a bicycle and a vehicle had collided at that location. The bicyclist, later identified as a 29-year-old Union City man, was found lying on the ground with multiple injuries, authorities said.

He was treated at the scene before being transported by Emergency Medical Services to Jersey City Medical Center and he remains in the hospital in critical condition, officials said.

The initial investigation by the Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit and the
Union City Police Department determined that the male was riding an electric motorized bicycle eastbound on 26th Street when he collided with a 2016 Hyundai traveling southbound on New York Avenue.

The driver of the Hyundai remained at the scene and no summonses have been issued
at this time, police said.

The Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit is actively investigating this case with assistance from the Union City Police Department.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office at 201-915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip at:
http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/.

 

Editor’s Note: An initial version of this story said that the bicyclist was struck by a car before the prosecutor’s office clarified that he collided with the car. 

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