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Police Arrest Driver for in Bay Ridge Hit-and-Run

Flatbed truck slays elderly cyclist in Bay Ridge

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A flatbed truck driver struck and killed a 68-year-old cyclist at the corner of 65th Street and Sixth Avenue and then sped off on June 28, according to cops, who have a suspect in custody.

Police say that Dyker Heights resident Shui Jiang — father of three and grandfather to six — was pedalling alongside the construction vehicle on Sixth Avenue in the direction of Sunset Park at 9:30 am when the motorist turned right onto 65th Street, causing a collision.

A manager at Bay Ridge Auto Sound on 65th Street between Sixth and Seventh avenues said his business’s security tapes show the driver stopping the truck and getting out, then getting back in and driving away a moment later.

The manager, who lives nearby, said crashes are a common occurrence on and around 65th Street — where educators at nearby schools have long complained of reckless driving — but no incidents have been as gruesome as this one.

“This is accident alley, but this one was ridiculous. There was so much blood,” said the employee, who declined to give his name.

Police declared Jiang dead at the scene, and obtained the truck’s license plate number, and traced it back to the construction company. Cops arrested the driver at a job site near the corner of 55th Street and Seventh Avenue two hours later.

Authorities said it was likely the driver would be charged with leaving the scene of an accident.

Reach reporter Will Bredderman at wbredderman@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-4507. Follow him at twitter.com/WillBredderman.
Updated 10:12 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

Brian Van from Gramercy says:
Waiting for Tal Barzilai to come in here and defend the poor truck driver who is now a victim due to the arrogance of all cyclists, who need to be licensed. Licensing cyclists will surely stop trucks from killing them when the trucks run them over.
July 1, 2013, 9:09 am
Ken from Greenpoint says:
i am really sorry for him driving on a bike wrong way is prohibited!!!!
July 1, 2013, 10:27 am
John Wasserman from Windsor Terrace says:
I hate to disagree with you, Brian, but trucks are very, very hard. No license that I know of can stop one. Pardon me.
July 1, 2013, 10:33 am
Bill Bay Ridge says:
Where in the article does it say he was riding in the wrong direction? He was riding along side the vehicle heading towards Sunset Park, when the driver pulled a classic right hook on to 65th Street, obviously without looking or taking into account those who had the right of way. So glad that this time there was a video that shows the absolute callous nature of the driver, who killed a human being and then bolted from the scene.
July 1, 2013, 12:13 pm
TOM MURPHY from Sunset Park says:
That intersection, 65th Street & 6th Avenue, is an abomination with two on-ramps and one off-ramp for I-278 AND construction on the roadway. NYS DOT is currently inducing more traffic on the expressway. It requires a re-design to the benefit of the community.
July 1, 2013, 4:36 pm
Tal Barzilai from Pleasantville, NY says:
Brain Van, I take issue with attacking me b/f I even have time to provide a comment. That is a hit way below the belt, even from you. Back to the issue. When was the last time you saw a biker pulled over for drunk driving? Or for failing to stop at a stopsign? The streetsblogger zealouts would have you beleive otherwise, but it is an undebunkable fact that drunk-driving bikers are just as reprehensable as DUIs.
July 3, 2013, 11:37 am
LuLu Hispsanic from Sunset Resident says:
I knew the man , I shopped in the store he worked at . Who is at fault is the driver for leaving the scene ,and not checking on the Bikers welfare or condition . 9 am tells you the man is headed to work . He will be missed .
Sept. 28, 2013, 6:27 pm

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