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Bicyclist in critical condition after crash with private sanitation truck in Brooklyn
As is often the case with crashes where people are badly injured but do not die, this story hasn’t yet been covered by any outlets with the exception of overnight news videographers.
Just after 10 p.m. last night at the intersection of Morgan Ave and Johnson Ave, the driver of a private sanitation truck owned by Liberty Ashes hit and critically injured a bicyclist. Video of the aftermath showed the mangled bike at the site of the crash with its lights still flashing.
It’s the exact intersection where in March, a hit-and-run truck driver killed Eugene Schroeder, who was also riding his bicycle on Morgan Ave.
The driver was turning right on to Johnson Avenue when he collided with the bicyclist, according to police. The truck has three camera-issued tickets for running reds, the most recent on July 31st in Brooklyn. It’s not an exceptionally high number by any means in the notoriously dangerous private waste hauling business.
Police said the investigation is ongoing and had not arrested or charged the driver.
There is a bicycle lane on the street, but it is badly faded. Johnson Avenue was recently repaved and paint has yet to be laid down on the asphalt, the bicycle lane dissapears where Morgan Ave meets Johnson Ave.