2 bicyclists struck, injured by SUV during protest in New York City

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Sunday, October 4, 2020
2 bicyclists struck by SUV during protest in NYC
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Video from the scene shows the moment an SUV appeared to accelerate and strike two bicyclists during a protest.

FLATIRON, Manhattan (WABC) -- Video was released Sunday morning of an incident Saturday night where protesters on bicycles were struck by a speeding vehicle.

The incident was reported just after 7 p.m. on 25th Street and Fifth Avenue.

The group of bicyclists said they were protesting to get people to register to vote.

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At least one witness claims the black SUV accelerated while approaching the bikers. That witness also claims that a passenger in the SUV shouted a racial slur.

The two bicyclists who were struck were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

The driver left the scene.

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