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.
A terrifying bicycle accident in Queens earlier this month left a young teen in critical condition fighting for his life in the hospital. The Victim, 11-year-old Richard Granville, was riding his bike on Healy Street in Far Rockaway, Queens on August 14th when he was struck from behind by a black sedan. Eye witnesses to the accident report seeing the boy fly up into the air before crashing back down to the pavement. The car sped away from the scene of the accident, leaving the teenager injured and alone.
A bicycle accident in Bushwick left one woman in critical condition earlier this month. The 25-year-old victim was riding along Evergreen Avenue in Brooklyn when she was struck by a city sanitation truck. Reports from the scene of the accident state that the driver of the truck did not stop and "fled the scene." However, NYPD investigators are trying to assess whether or not the driver even knew he struck a bicyclists.
A young woman was killed earlier this month when she was struck by a van while riding her bicycle along 35th Street in the Astoria neighborhood of Queens. Reports from the scene of this deadly bicycle accident in New York City show that the victim was riding in a marked bike lane when she was struck by a large van around 11PM.
A teenager was killed in a fatal bicycle accident in Brooklyn late last month while riding in front of his home in Bedford-Stuyvesant. The 13-year-old victim was struck and killed by an oil delivery truck near Lewis Avenue. Rescuers arrived on scene within minutes of receiving multiple 911 calls but there was nothing they could do for the boy. His injuries were so severe that he was declared dead shortly after arriving at a nearby hospital.
A terrifying bicycle accident in Queens last month has turned tragic. One of the victims, a 55-year-old woman, has succumbed to injuries she suffered after being run over by a drunk driver. Nancy Pease was participating in the 28th Annual NYC Century Bike Tour last month with a large group of cyclists when she and several others were struck by 39-year-old Abel Antonio Pina Morocho. The cyclists were stopped at an intersection in Long Island City when Morocho smashed into a cluster of them.
An Uber accident in New York has sent a cyclist to the hospital with serious injuries. The 23-year-old victim from Rochester, New York was visiting the city, taking the sites on the back of a "shared" Citi Bike, at the time of the crash. This scary bicycle accident in Chelsea happened just before noon on September 24th as the cyclist was riding westbound on 21st Street. It's unclear what happened next but the man somehow collided with an SUV driven by an Uber operator.
An important component of New York City's Vision Zero plan to reduce all traffic fatalities to zero is open and available reporting. To that end, the "Vision Zero View" interactive map allows users to see traffic crash data depicted as color-coded dot. While the tool was designed to emphasize the need for safety improvements, it can also be used to plot out "danger zones"-streets that have higher than average numbers of pedestrian accidents in New York City.