A cyclist was killed in a hit-and-run tractor trailer accident in New York City on Thanksgiving day. The victim was riding her bike East on Liberty Avenue near the intersection of the Van Wick Expressway Service Road in Queens, NYC when she was struck by a tractor trailer truck making a left turn onto the Van Wick Expressway Service Road.
The victim, a 43 year old woman, was knocked down from her bicycle, and fell under the truck where she got trapped. She was then dragged several feet by the truck. The truck driver never stopped. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
The truck driver who was behind the wheel of a 2014 Kenworth T8 Series tractor trailer truck is a 48 -year old man who was later on identified by the police. The accident is still being investigated by the police. The intersection of Liberty Avenue and Van Wick Expressway is extremely dangerous, especially for people on micro mobility devices.