From the Daily News:
A speeding bicyclist slammed into a woman on the Queensboro Bridge — knocking her out cold and fracturing her skull, the Daily News has learned.
Lingbo Shen, 52, said she was walking toward her Queens home in a pedestrian lane of the span when the cyclist crashed into her about 8:30 p.m. Thursday.
“Somebody hit me from the back,” she told The News. “I fell. I was unconscious for nearly four hours.”
Shen — a research analyst at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan — awoke just before midnight and found herself in the emergency room at New York Hospital.
She was being treated for a cracked skull, broken collar bone and three fractured ribs. A hematoma was causing her to bleed from her ears.
The crash comes a week after a Daily News investigation on speeding and inattentive bicyclists in Central Park. It took reporters just 35 minutes to find 16 bikers riding over the 25-mph speed limit.
On Monday, a blind man walking in a pedestrian lane was struck by leadfooted cyclist Omar Shakir, 30, just above E. 90th St. in the park.
Richard Bernstein, 38 — who is in the city training for his eighth marathon — went to Mount Sinai Medical Center with a fractured pelvis and hip. He also lost some teeth.
Bikes are vehicles. They should not be allowed to mix with pedestrians. Period. Expect more of these types of accidents when the City's bike share program starts in March.
(And thank you, Daily News, for leaving Ed Koch out of this.)