Bicyclist fatally struck by livery cab near Brooklyn Museum

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A bicyclist was struck and killed by a livery cab early Sunday near the Brooklyn Museum in Crown Heights, police said.

The man, whose name has not been released, was riding his two-wheeler eastbound on Eastern Parkway between Washington and Underhill avenues at about 1:15 am when he was hit by a cab driving in the same direction, cops said.

Emergency responders rushed the cyclist, who suffered early Sunday body trauma, to New York Methodist Hospital, where he died, according to authorities.

The driver of the cab, who was not charged with a crime, remained on the scene, police said.

Reach reporter Natalie Musumeci at or by calling (718) 260-4505. Follow her at
Updated 10:11 pm, July 9, 2018
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joey from clinton hills says:
Did the bicyclist have lights? Was he riding in the carriage lane or in the main road? Natalie, please fill in the details. Thanks.
May 21, 2013, 9:11 am
Mike from Williamsburg says:
And was the driver drinking? Talking on the phone? How fast was he going?
May 21, 2013, 9:48 am
BunnynSunny from Clinton Hill says:
Something's missing here, like details.
May 21, 2013, 11:38 am
Brian from Sheepshead Bay says:
Well, the cyclist is dead and if there are no witnesses, I'm sure the driver will not implicate him/her self. It's incidents like this one that cries out for more traffic cams in our city. It's about holding the right party accountable.
May 21, 2013, 12:45 pm
SwampYankee from runined Brooklyn says:
I read the story above and the original in the Post. Where do you see it stated that there were no witnesses?
May 21, 2013, 3:58 pm
Johnny Hammersticks from Brooklyn says:
Naturally people are going to come on here and assume the driver is at fault. Because bicyclists never do anything wrong. Am I right? I also find it ironic that people need to ask the "reporter" for things that should have been included in the article. I bet if this article was about some beardo making soup out of his apartment, she'd have everything covered. Isn't that right Natalie?
May 22, 2013, 12:08 am
JAY from NYC says:
really this is another crap article written by this author.
Basically all it says is someone died, here is more info from the ny post with picture link to it at

A bicyclist was killed after veering in front of a livery cab driver in Crown Heights this morning, police said.

The unidentified man was peddling eastbound on Eastern Parkway, between Underhill and Washington avenues, around 1:15 a.m. when he swerved in front of a car that was also traveling east and was struck by the vehicle, cops said.

The victim was taken to Methodist Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to police.

The cyclist was not carrying identification so police are still trying to figure out who he was. Investigators believe he is in his mid-30s.

The driver of the livery cab remained at the scene and no criminality is suspected, cops added.

and here is the story from new york injury news
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Brooklyn, NY — A livery cab struck and killed a bicyclist early Sunday, May 19, 2013 in the Crown Heights area. The fatal accident occurred on Eastern Parkway between Underhill and Washington Avenues around 1:15 a.m., reports.

According to reports, the victim, who remains unidentified, was riding a bicycle eastbound on Eastern Parkway when he swerved in front of the eastbound cab and was hit.

Responding emergency medical crews arrived at the scene and rushed the victim to Methodist hospital, where his injuries proved fatal and he was pronounced dead.

The driver of the livery cab remained at the scene, and has not been publicly identified at this time.

Investigations into the bicycle accident are underway.

It is unknown if drugs or alcohol were factors, or if charges will be pressed.
May 22, 2013, 5:55 pm

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