NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A cyclist was in serious condition Sunday afternoon after a collision with an Uber cab while riding a Citi Bike in Chelsea, authorities said.

The accident happened around 11:40 a.m. at Ninth Avenue and 21st Street.

Police said the Uber driver, a 23-year-old man, was headed south on Ninth Avenue while the cyclist was headed west on 21st Street. The cyclist, a 23-year-old man from Rochester, ran a red light and then ran into the Uber sport-utility vehicle cab, police said.

The Uber cab driver remained at the scene, police said.

Citi Bike Rider Struck

A Citi Bike rider was struck and seriously injured in Chelsea on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. (Credit: Jake Petersen)

The cyclist was taken to NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue and was reported in serious condition, according to the FDNY.

The NYPD Collision Investigation Squad was investigating.

Comments (2)
  1. Have you interviewed anyone on the scene? Daily News quotes witnesses that say the DRIVEr ran the red light!

  2. your “rider was driving a red light and hit the SUV” is directly contradicted by an eyewitness who was there when your reporters would have been, had they actually been there. so you are lying by either commission or omission with this report.

    the SUV ran a red light, according to an eyewitness, and the cyclist had the right of way. UPDATE THIS REPORT. i’m definitely going to boycott CBS NY going forward.

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