Allegedly Unlicensed Truck Driver Kills Cyclist in Sunnyside
An allegedly unlicensed tractor-trailer driver killed a cyclist in Queens this morning.
The victim, a 34-year-old woman, was riding west on 56th Road in Sunnyside when the driver hit her while turning right onto 48th Street, according to NYPD and Gothamist. The crash happened at around 8:45. NYPD had not released the victim’s identity as of this afternoon pending family notification.
Police charged the truck driver with driving with a revoked license, an NYPD spokesperson told Streetsblog. The department withheld the driver’s name.
The Post reported that the victim died at Elmhurst Hospital.
New York City motorists have killed at least six people walking and biking in the last eight days, and seriously injured several more. Last night a driver hit a couple on Main Street in Flushing, critically injuring both victims. On Tuesday a 3-year-old boy was hospitalized when a driver struck him with an SUV in Jackson Heights. A driver injured two people on a sidewalk in Borough Park early this morning. Last Thursday a driver hit a couple as they crossed the street in Borough Park, critically injuring 62-year-old Shimon Zelig Schenfeld. No charges were reported filed in any of those cases.
We’ll post more details as they become available.