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.
The number of people being hurt on by motorists on city streets is not decreasing-even as the city sinks hundreds of thousands of dollars into various "safety improvements" around NYC. In fact, new stats show that the number of bicycle and pedestrian accidents in New York is actually on the rise.
Even as New York's public safety officials embrace the Vision Zero policy designed to end all traffic fatalities, cyclists in the city are still in danger. Bicycle accidents in New York are still far too common. In fact, on New Year's Day an unidentified cyclist was struck and seriously injured in Long Island. The individual was riding down Suffolk Avenue around 7 PM when a Honda CRV driven by 54-year old Glen Klimpel traveling southbound on Veteran's Memorial Highway struck him.