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Franklin Street in Greenpoint, where a hit-and-run driver killed Neftaly Ramirez, gets a lot of bicycle traffic but provides no protection for people on bikes. Video still: WCBS

NYPD Defends Perp and Tickets Cyclists After Garbage Truck Driver Kills Neftaly Ramirez and Flees Scene

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Early Saturday morning a driver believed to be operating a private sanitation truck struck and killed Neftaly Ramirez, 27, as he biked on Franklin Street in Greenpoint. The driver fled the scene and has yet to be apprehended. Nevertheless, NYPD defended the perpetrator in the press and the 94th Precinct was out ticketing people on bikes hours after the collision.

Today’s Headlines

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Hit-and-Run Garbage Truck Driver Kills Cyclist, 27, on Franklin Street in Greenpoint (Gothamist) Hit-and-Run SUV Driver Kills Alejandro Tello, 18, on Skateboard in Gravesend (News) MTA Bus Driver Kills Kevin Zeng, 25, on Union Turnpike (News) Danielle Davis on How NYPD’s Crash Investigation Compounded the Pain of Her Sister Lauren’s Death (Medium) Subway Delays This […]