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Brooklyn Cyclist Struck and Killed by SUV

shamoon.JPGOn Tuesday, August 5, at approximately 1:28 a.m., cyclist Rasha Shamoon was struck by a Range Rover SUV at the intersection of Delancey St. and the Bowery in Manhattan. According to friends, she was not breathing when paramedics arrived at the scene. Shamoon was revived and taken to New York Downtown hospital in critical condition. She was transferred to New York Presbyterian, where she was declared brain dead. She was removed from life support on Monday, August 11.

Shamoon, 31, was on her way home to Greenpoint when she was hit. The driver remained at the scene and was not charged. According to reports, police say Shamoon was crossing against the light.

Shamoon worked as a college instructor. She was a member of Transportation Alternatives and Time's Up, and a supporter of the New York City Streets Renaissance. She was also a musician, playing in several local bands.

A funeral mass will be hold for Shamoon tomorrow, followed by a New Orleans-style Jazz Parade and wake celebration. Details are available here.

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