BY THE VILLAGE SUN | In the latest electric-powered CitiBike close call, a teenager riding one of the speedy two-wheelers was struck by a commercial van on Avenue C near E. 11th Street on Thurs., Oct. 5, at 8:50 a.m.
Local photojournalist Chris Ryan was on the scene to get photos.
“He seemed in shock,” Ryan said of the youth.
The young man’s distraught father showed up and the son was put in an ambulance to get checked out — though, luckily, he seemed O.K.
According to the CitiBike user agreement, individuals under age 16 cannot legally use the bike-share program. A minor (over age 16 but under age 18) may only use a CitiBike if his or her subscription is purchased by the minor’s parent or legal guardian and the minor is under that person’s responsibility.