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Bicycle Accident in Queens Leaves Family Reeling

A 65-year-old man was killed in a fatal bicycle accident in Queens earlier this month along a dangerous stretch of the Cross Bay Boulevard. The man was riding his bike north near Fourth Street when he was struck by an SUV. The collision was loud enough that people inside nearby homes came to see what had happened. When rescue crews and accident investigators arrived at the scene of the crash, they found the man unconscious and unresponsive. By the time he arrived at a nearby hospital, he had succumbed to his injuries.

Fatal Bicycle Accident in Queens Marks Milestone for New York City

The fatal bicycle accident in Queens that claimed the life of a 65-year-old man was the 25th such crash in New York City this year alone. The accident happened on October 14th at the intersection of Cross Bay Boulevard and East 4th Road in the Broad Channel section of Queens. The cyclists was struck and killed by a car, the driver of which apparently failed to see the victim. The driver of the car stayed on scene and was not charged with any crimes but it is unclear whether or not charges might be filed at a later date.

Bicycle Accident in New York City Marks a Sad Milestone

A fatal bicycle accident in New York City late last month marks a sad milestone for the city. 52-year-old Jose Alzorriz was the 19th bicyclist to die on city streets in 2019. Mr. Alzorriz was riding his bike at the intersection of Coney Island Avenue and Avenue L in the Midwood section of Brooklyn when a two-car collision caused one of the vehicles to smash into him.

Fatal Bicycle Accident in Brooklyn Results in Multiple Charges Against Teen Driver

Early last month, an 18-year-old driver was behind the wheel and caused a fatal bicycle accident in Brooklyn in which a pedestrian was also injured. Now, that teen driver is facing multiple charges stemming from the crash including several felonies and could spend a significant portion of his life behind bars.

Fatal Bicycle Accident in Brooklyn Claims the Life of a 30-Year-Old Woman

Yet another bicyclist has been killed in a fatal bicycle accident in New York City. This time, a 30-year-old woman was riding along 3rd Avenue in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn when she swerved to avoid the opening door of a van. The bike tipped, the bicyclist fell into the travel lane, and an 18-wheel truck that was passing ran over her.

Bicycle Accident in Queens Leaves Victim in Critical Condition

A serious bicycle accident in Queens has resulted in critical, life-threatening injuries for one cyclist just hours after two crashes that bumped the number of fatal bicycle accidents in New York City to 17. A rider was struck directly by an SUV while pedaling across Jamaica Avenue, near Woodhaven Boulevard, on July 24th. When EMTs arrived, they found the victim sprawled out on the pavement, bleeding from multiple lacerations. The driver of the Nissan Rogue that struck the cyclist had stayed at the scene and reportedly cooperated with police investigators.

Two Fatal Bicycle Accidents in New York City on the Same Day

Two bicycle accidents in New York have claimed the lives of a pair of riders, bringing the total number of cyclists killed on city streets this year to 17. That number is far higher than the number of people killed on bicycles during this same period last year and puts NYC on pace to make 2019 a trend-shattering year for tragic bicycle accidents. This even as the city spends hundreds of thousands of dollars on seemingly ineffectual safety improvements.

Fatal Bicycle Accident in New York is the 15th Such this Year

A Citi Bike rider was killed in a fatal bicycle accident in New York City earlier last month when an overland freight hauler ran over him on a busy stretch of street in Hudson Yards. The 74-year-old man was rushed to nearby Bellevue Hospital with what appeared to be severe but survivable injuries-including a partially severed leg-but he succumbed to his injuries a short time later. The driver of the UPS freight truck stayed at the scene of the crash and cooperated with police officers investigating the crash.

Bicycle Accident in New York City Results In Arrest

A potentially-fatal bicycle accident in New York City earlier this month has resulted in the arrest of an off duty firefighter. The individual (who was later identified as an FDNY firefighter) was caught on video apparently intentionally trying to drive his vehicle into a bicyclist on the West Side Highway in Manhattan on June 6th. The disturbing incident happened at the intersection of 24th Street and 12th Avenue and apparently stemmed from an argument between the two individuals. Eyewitness testimony states that the cyclist had likely snapped a photo of the vehicle after it narrowly missed striking him, initiating the entire argument.

Fatal Bicycle Accident In New York City Makes Fourth Such in South Brooklyn This Year

A deadly bicycle accident in Brooklyn claimed the life of a 29-year old man early last month. Reports from the scene of the crash indicate that the bicyclist was crossing Avenue U near East 33rd Street in Marine Park at around 8 PM on May 13th when he was struck by a Toyota SUV being driven by a 20-year old. When EMTs arrived, they found the victim lying in the roadway with severe head trauma. The victim was rushed to nearby New York Community Hospital but his injuries were too severe. He was pronounced dead on arrival.

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