State Assemblywoman Ellen Young (D-Flushing) was recovering Thursday after being badly injured when she was hit by a car while riding her bicycle in Flushing earlier this week.
Assemblywoman Young recovering after serious cycling accident
Young was riding her bike near the corner of Booth Memorial Avenue and 138th Street shortly after 8 p.m. Tuesday when she was clipped by a taxi cab as it swerved to avoid her. Young was smashed into the windshield of the cab before being thrown up and over the vehicle and into a nearby wall.
She was briefly knocked unconscious and sustained severe cuts and bruises all over her body — including a gash to her head that required three staples to close — and a dislocated toe.
The incident was ruled an accident and the driver of the taxi was not arrested. Young, an avid bicyclist, was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.
This avid cyclist doesn't own a helmet? I wish you a speedy recovery, but please lead by example (think of your daughter) and get yourself a helmet.