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Bicyclist fatally struck by livery cab near Brooklyn Museum

Fatal ride: A man riding his bike was struck and killed by a livery cab near the Brooklyn Museum early on Sunday, police said.
Photo by Stefano Giovannini

A bicyclist was struck and killed by a livery cab early Sunday near the Brooklyn Museum in Crown Heights, police said.

The man, whose name has not been released, was riding his two-wheeler eastbound on Eastern Parkway between Washington and Underhill avenues at about 1:15 am when he was hit by a cab driving in the same direction, cops said.

Emergency responders rushed the cyclist, who suffered early Sunday body trauma, to New York Methodist Hospital, where he died, according to authorities.

The driver of the cab, who was not charged with a crime, remained on the scene, police said.

Reach reporter Natalie Musumeci at nmusumeci@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-4505. Follow her at twitter.com/souleddout.

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