Crashes Claim Lives of Two New York Cyclists

In a tragic two-day span last week, two cyclists were struck and killed by cars in separate crashes.

Pedro Fernandez-Pacheco, a 27-year-old Brooklyn resident, was hit by a livery cab as he passed a stop sign at the intersection of Seventh Avenue and 54th Street in Sunset Park Thursday night. The driver was issued a summons for an improper license, but no charges were filed, according to an AP report.

On Friday night, Amelia Geocos, 24, was riding north on First Avenue when she was hit by a minivan traveling west on 49th Street. An NYPD spokesperson said this morning that "criminality is not suspected," and the investigation is ongoing. No further details were available about either crash.


City Hall Press Conference on Cyclist Safety

Thursday, June 29, 2006, 9:00amCity HallOrganized by Transportation Alternatives Cyclists, Advocates: City’s Bike Safety Efforts not Enough Demand New City Bike Safety Plan to Address Chronic Hazards In the past week there were three serious bike crashes in New York City, two of them resulting in the deaths of individual cyclists, Dr. Carl Nacht and […]