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.


Upper West Side Pedestrians Injured in Two Crashes on Same Block

Between 1995 and 2005, there were over 100 pedestrian and cyclist injuries where Broadway and Amsterdam meet at 71st Street, according to Transportation Alternatives’ Crashstat. One block north, three pedestrians were killed during the same period — one on Amsterdam and two on Broadway. Image: Google Maps We received word from a reader that a […]