Williamsburg bicyclist dies of injuries after being hit by driver in Midwood

East 16th Street & Avenue O
The intersection of East 16th Street & Avenue O.
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A Williamsburg man who was struck by a car driver while cycling in Midwood last month has died of his injuries, police confirmed Monday.

Cops said 47-year-old Felipe Velazquez died on Saturday, March 30, at Maimonides Midwood Community Hospital after being critically injured by the 30-year-old driver of a Kia Sportage, who struck him in the intersection of Avenue O and East 16th Street on March 13.

According to the NYPD’s Highway District’s Collision Investigation Squad, Velazquez was traveling eastbound on the southern sidewalk and entered the left lane of the roadway when he was struck by the front left side of the Kia and thrown from his bike. 

Paramedics removed Velazquez to the local hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries two weeks later.

The driver of the Kia Sportage remained on the scene following the collision, according to police who said no arrests have been made and that the investigation remains ongoing.

According to data compiled by CrashMapper, the stretch of Avenue O between Coney Island Avenue and Ocean Avenue has been the site of some 44 crashes over the last five years, resulting in 56 injuries — 10 cyclists, 16 pedestrians and 30 motorists.