A New Jersey councilwoman allegedly hit a cyclist with her SUV and knocked him off his bike— then sped away without stopping, according to reports and stunning footage.
Jersey City councilwoman Amy DeGise was captured on camera slamming into Andrew Black at 8 a.m. on July 19, causing him to fly over vehicle’s hood and fall to the ground, according to hudpost.com.
“I look left, suddenly I just hear ‘Ba[m].’ I get hit,” said Black, a 29-year-old UberEats deliveryman. “I roll over and I’m in such pain.”
Instead of stopping to help, the lawmaker drove away from the intersection of Martin Luther King Drive and Forrest Street in a Nissan Rogue, said Black, who was able to stand up shortly after the accident.
Black didn’t suffer any major injuries — but is angry that a community leader failed to do the right thing.
The footage was posted on Twitter by one user, who wrote, ‘Resign now.’ in response to DeGise tweeting about a signed legislation.
The surveillance camera footage appears to show Black pedaling through a red light at the time of the crash, according to newjerseyglobe.com.
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