A cyclist was fatally hit by a truck in New York and another one was critically injured after being struck by a car yesterday in Brooklyn. The first accident occurred in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, around 7:00 am. A 35 year old man was riding his bike on Utica Avenue when he got hit by a car at the intersection of Empire Boulevard. The cyclist suffered critical injury and was rushed to a nearby hospital. The driver stayed at the scene of the accident and wasn’t charged. (read more on PIX11).
Another bicycle accident occurred later on around 5:45 pm in Manhattan. A box truck fatally hit a cyclist. The 38 year old truck driver was driving East on Walker Street. As he was making a right turn onto Broadway he hit 48 year old Yan Jindee who was riding her bike. A witness working near the scene of the accident said he heard a loud bang and stepped out. He saw the victim on the ground. When the paramedics arrived the victim was unconscious. They performed CPR on her for a few minutes but they couldn’t save her. The driver stayed at the scene of the accident. According to the police, it is not clear yet if he is facing charges or not. There are no bike lanes either on Walker or on Broadway. (read more in the NY Daily News)
Picture of the location of the accident between the truck and the bicycle, courtesy of Google Map