Cyclist fatally struck in Borough Park: NYPD

Tragic: A cyclist was fatally struck by a passing box truck in Borough Park on April 18.
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A Sunset Park cyclist died on Wednesday after a passing box truck struck him in Borough Park.

Pedro Tepozteco, 26, was riding his bike on 47th Street at 5:30 p.m., when cops say he “fell into the truck” as it attempted to pass him near the intersection of 17th Ave. The cyclist was hit by the truck’s passenger-side rear tires, according to authorities.

Paramedics rushed Tepozteco to Maimonides Medical Center where doctors pronounced him dead.

The 29-year-old truck driver remained on the scene, police say, and no charges were immediately filed. The investigation is ongoing.

Reach reporter Aidan Graham at or by calling (718) 260–4577.

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