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Elderly cyclist seriously injured in New York school bus accident

A 69-year-old cyclist was seriously injured Wednesday afternoon when he crashed into the path of an oncoming school bus, police said.

The motorcyclist was heading north on 21st Ave. near 83rd St. in Bath Beach when he punched the open door of a parked car around 1:35 p.m., according to police.

The man was thrown from the bicycle and into the northbound lanes, where the 52-year-old driver of a school bus crashed into him.

NYPD investigates the scene where a bicyclist was struck by a school bus outside Brooklyn Studio Secondary School at 8310 21st Ave, Brooklyn, New York on Wednesday, May 8, 2024. (Shawn Inglima for New York Daily News)
The NYPD is investigating the scene where a cyclist was hit on 21st Ave. on Wednesday. was hit by a school bus outside Brooklyn Studio Secondary School. (Shawn Inglima for New York Daily News)

Medics took the man to NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn in extremely critical condition.

The driver of the bus remained at the scene and was not immediately charged.

Police said there were no children on the bus during the crash.

NYPD investigates the scene where a bicyclist was struck by a school bus outside Brooklyn Studio Secondary School at 8310 21st Ave, Brooklyn, New York on Wednesday, May 8, 2024. (Shawn Inglima for New York Daily News)
The NYPD is investigating the scene where a cyclist was hit on 21st Ave. on Wednesday. was hit by a school bus outside Brooklyn Studio Secondary School. (Shawn Inglima for New York Daily News)