Staten Island, NY – A 32 year old Jewish bicyclist is in critical condition after being hit by a car this morning in Staten Island.
Police said that the collision between the cyclist and the light colored BMW took place at approximately 9:15 this morning at Victory Boulevard and Renwick Avenue.
Officers who responded to the scene found the injured cyclist with injuries that were consistent with having been hit by a car.
The victim, Moshe Lichtman, son in law of Chesed Shel Emes president Rabbi Mendel Rosenberg, was transported by ambulance to Richmond University Medical Center in critical condition where he was undergoing surgery this afternoon.
The driver of the BMW remained on scene, where a mangled black bicycle lay in the roadway at the intersection.
The cause of the accident remains the subject of an ongoing investigation by NYPD’s Highway Collision Investigation Squad.