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 horrific bicycle accident in New York earlier this month claimed the life of an unidentified man as he was riding through Brooklyn. The cyclist was passing through the intersection of Avenue P and East 12th Street when two cars collided next to him. In the aftermath of that initial collision, the bicyclist was struck by one (or possibly both) of the vehicles and killed. Just last month, another pedestrian was struck and killed by two vehicles while crossing the street.
In May, a Brooklyn motor vehicle accident claimed the life of a well-loved father and friend. 74-year old Mai Zhang was struck and killed while riding his bicycle along Benson Avenue in Brooklyn. The driver of the Nissan SUV involved in the accident and a doctor who happened to be passing by attempted to save the man but Zhang's injuries proved too much. He was pronounced dead when EMTs arrived. The NYPD did not be press charges, saying that no "criminality" was involved in the case.