A motorcyclist was critically injured after crashing into a Taxicab in Brooklyn in the early morning hours of August 7, police said. The cyclist, 32, who was suspected of driving drunk and speeding, was zipping down Mermaid Ave. near W. 22nd St. in Coney Island around 4:00am when his Kawasaki KLR motorcycle slammed into the yellow Taxi.

The motorcyclist was thrown from his bike and rushed to NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn in critical condition. The Taxi veered into a light pole, but its air bags deployed and the 66-year-old driver was uninjured, officials said.

Investigators believe the motorcyclist blew a red light before crashing into the Taxi.

Source: New York Daily News