Van Slams Into Bicyclist on 2nd Ave., Driver Arrested

After surviving the August 24 collision on 2nd Ave. & E. 91st St., the forty-nine year-old bicyclist was taken to New York Hospital Cornell Medical Center and reported to be in stable condition. The driver, twenty-six year-old Jayquan Relerford, was charged with being an “Aggravated Unlicensed Operator of a Motor Vehicle.”

| 30 Aug 2023 | 09:27

A car reportedly rammed into a bicyclist in Yorkville on August 24, resulting in medical attention for the victim and the arrest of the alleged driver.

Twenty-six year-old Jayquan Relerford has been charged with being an Aggravated Unlicensed Operator of a Motor Vehicle, the NYPD noted in a police report provided to Our Town.

According to the report, Releford was allegedly driving a 2008 Ford van down 2nd Ave. when he rammed into the back of an unidentified forty-nine year-old victim, who was cruising in front of him. Cops say that the collision occurred around roughly 3 p.m. “in the vicinity of” E. 91st St.” Police did not provide further information as to why the driver was charged.

The bicyclist was reportedly thrown into the bus lane, which Google Maps indicates is next to Ruppert Park. A largely protected bike lane is on the other side of the street.

Interestingly, an Upper East Site report from August 26 also has the incident as occurring at a different time–half-an-hour earlier–than the police report Our Town received.

Either way, cops say that the bicyclist was rushed to New York Hospital Cornell Medical Center, where he is currently said to be in stable condition.