Man Hit by SUV While Riding NYC Bike Share Bike

The accident happened Thursday afternoon in the West Village

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    A rider has been struck by a SUV just three days after officials launched the nation's largest bike-sharing program.

    A police report says a New Yorker in his mid-20s was riding the new blue, Citi Bike bicycle south on MacDougal St. at Houston St. in the West Village when the accident occurred Thursday afternoon.

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    The report says the cyclist was trying to beat the light when he was struck by a livery driver in a SUV, who had the green light. The rider was launched over the hood, hitting the windshield. He suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

    The Department of Transportation did not immediately return requests for comment.

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