Drunk driver charged with fatally striking an e-biker in Canarsie

Drunk driver charged with fatally striking an e-biker in Canarsie
Photo By Steve Solomonson

A drunk driver fatally struck a man who was riding an e-bike in Canarsie on June 9, according to authorities.

Police arrested 22-year-old Treasure Liggins, who was allegedly speeding along Avenue D at around 10:30 p.m., when she lost control of the vehicle and struck 29-year-old Mohammed Abdullah near the intersection of E. 105th Street. After hitting the e-biker, Liggins proceeded to strike the side of a building, cops said.

Liggins, who later failed a sobriety test, had been traveling with a 4-year-old child in the rear passenger seat, according to investigators.

Emergency first responders arrived on the scene and took Abdullah, who suffered severe trauma to the head and body, to Brookdale Hospital, where doctors pronounced him dead. Liggins and the child were taken to Kings County Hospital where they were treated for minor injuries, according to authorities.

Following the gruesome crash, police charged Liggins with vehicular manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, acting in a manner injurious to a child and driving while intoxicated, among other charges.

Abdullah’s death marks the 11th cyclist killed in the city this year, and the ninth in Brooklyn. The total 2019 fatalities has already surpassed the 10 total cyclist deaths throughout all of 2018, according to city data.

Sunday evening’s fatality marks the fourth Brooklynite killed in car-crash related incidents this weekend, after two people struck a traffic pole in Marine Park, and a pedestrian was struck by a car in a Bath Beach crosswalk.

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Charged: Treasure Liggins was arrested on June 9 and charged with manslaughter, driving while intoxicated, criminally negligent homicide and other charges after she fatally stuck a e-biker in Canarsie.
Photo By Steve Solomonson