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Cyclist dies after tractor-trailer operator drives over him on Williamsburg street, cops say

Scene of the accident: A truck driver ran over and killed a 30-year-old biker as they were both traveling along Metropolitan Avenue towards Bushwick Avenue on Tuesday, authorities said.
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A tractor-trailer driver ran over and killed a cyclist near Graham Avenue in Williamsburg on Tuesday, police said.

The 30-year-old victim was pedaling along Metropolitan Avenue towards Bushwick Avenue when he lost control of his two-wheeler and toppled over around 12:20 pm, before being crushed by the wheels of the big-rig that was moving in the same direction, officials said.

Paramedics transported the unconscious and unresponsive cyclist to Woodhull Hospital with severe injuries to his head and body, and doctors later pronounced him dead, according to a report.

The 47-year-old driver remained at the scene and investigators are still probing the fatal accident, according to cops, who had not released the victim’s name by press time.

The man’s death comes less than six months after a truck driver employed by a private carting service hit and killed 27-year-old Neftaly Ramirez in nearby Greenpoint, who was pedaling home from work near Franklin and Noble streets when the unidentified motorist plowed into him without stopping, then fled the scene.

Authorities have not made any arrests because they say that investigation is also ongoing, a reason they claim they cannot release any evidence from the collision despite locals’ demands for more information about the deadly accident.

Reach reporter Julianne Cuba at (718) 260–4577 or by e-mail at jcuba@cnglocal.com. Follow her on Twitter @julcuba.
Updated 5:51 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reader feedback

WUT from THEFUG? says:
As an avid cyclist, I constantly lose control of my two-wheeler. GTFOOH!
I guess we'll have to wait for footage to show what really happened. Maybe the cyclist did lose control of his bike? I doubt it, but maybe.
Dec. 20, 2017, 9:21 am
with the WUT says:
"Authorities ... claim they cannot release any evidence from the collision because they are still making up the facts," or, that is my reaction based on past incidents.
Dec. 20, 2017, 9:30 am
Delua from Firt Greene says:
There are so many bike accidents because there are so many bikes. We need trucks, we don't need bikes. It's sad when a biker dies in an accident and it's sad for the truck driver who was driving to make deliveries we all depend on. If you choose to bike in NYC you take your chances.
Dec. 20, 2017, 9:57 am
Delua is an idiot from never learned english says:
There are so many car collisions because there are so many cars. We need safe streets, we don't need cars with one occupant. It's sad when a biker dies in an COLLISION and it's sad for the FAMILY who was AFFECTED by motorists trying to make a light. If you choose to live in NYC you take your chances.
Dec. 20, 2017, 1:12 pm
Ken from Greenpoint says:
we need safer streets... all we ask bikers to follow rules and regulations, by driving upside direction, or not stopping for red flashers of school buses etc you are putting out precious kids in danger!!
Dec. 20, 2017, 3:21 pm
Teresa Toro from Greenpoint says:
These bicyclists must obey the rules. No speeding or blowing through stop signs and red lights.
Dec. 20, 2017, 10:15 pm
Jim from East Williamsburg says:
Three words: Protected bike lane.
Dec. 20, 2017, 11:22 pm
Teresa Toro from Greenpoint says:
That was not me commenting (Yesterday, 11:22 pm)
These truckers and motorists must obey the rules. No speeding or blowing through stop signs and red lights.
Dec. 21, 2017, 9:38 am
Teresa Toro Is a Bully from Greenpoint says:
Teresa

How about being a real moderator on NB Group and keep your opinions to yourself.
Dec. 21, 2017, 1:16 pm
Bob from Greenpoint says:
we need to educate these bikers how to follow rules and regulations.....
Dec. 21, 2017, 4:34 pm
Teresa Toro is a bully from Greenpoint says:
Teresa why do you shut down conversations like you did today? Maybe you need to take a break for 6 months? You need a rest from NB community group.
Dec. 21, 2017, 9:28 pm
no to bike lanes from Brooklyn says:
Bike lanes are not safe in the street, plain and simple.

If you can make bike lanes work on the sidewalk, I'm all for them.

Don't put people in harms way just to be trendy.

The city is to blame for every bike death in a street as they have not only permitted it, they have encouraged it in their effort to increase the tax base with the minimal infrastructure improvements.
Dec. 22, 2017, 4:32 pm
Randy from Bushwick says:
Metropolitan Ave is fairly unruly.
Dec. 23, 2017, 5:22 am

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