E-biker hit by garbage truck in Gowanus dies

A garbage truck driver hit a 62-year-old e-bike rider on Third Avenue at 12th Street in Gowanus on Sept. 8.
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Police on Tuesday announced the death of an e-bike rider struck by a garbage truck in Gowanus earlier this month.

Bronx resident Abul Mohammed Bashar, 62, lingered in critical condition for 10 days following the brutal crash, perishing on Sept. 18.

The cyclist was crossing 12th Street at Third Avenue on Sept. 8, traversing a crosswalk there when the 33-year-old dump truck driver struck him as he made a left turn onto 12th Street, according to police.

Paramedics rushed the victim to Methodist Hospital, while the 33-year-old motorist remained at the scene, authorities say.

Police have not made any arrests and the investigation remains ongoing, cops said.

Bashar is the 16th cyclist to be killed by a motorist in Brooklyn this year and the 21st to die citywide, compared to 10 during all of 2018.

His death came three days before a truck driver struck a 14-year-old biker in Queens on Sept. 21, bringing the death toll up to 22 cyclists killed.

Reach reporter Kevin Duggan at (718) 260–2511 or by e-mail at kduggan@cnglocal.com. Follow him on Twitter @kduggan16.

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