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Cyclist Suing NY Cop For Hitting Him With Patrol Car

Associated Press

December 31, 2009

BRONX, NY – A Bronx bicyclist is suing the NYPD claiming a reckless cop hit him with a car near the Macombs Dam Bridge.

Michael Molina was cycling last April 25 when officer Patrick McKenna hit him with a patrol car, according to the suit filed Monday in Bronx Supreme Court.

Molina suffered from a number of scratches and bruises in the incident, his lawyer, Robert Mijuca, said.

“He’s doing okay now,” said Mijuca.

McKenna was driving at an unreasonable speed and failed to brake properly before Molina was struck, the suit says.

The bicyclist is suing for an undisclosed amount.

“We have not yet received the legal papers, but will investigate the incident,” said Connie Pankratz of the city’s Law Department.

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