July 24, 2019, Jackie Strawbridge
A cyclist was killed in a collision with a box truck on McGuinness Boulevard yesterday afternoon, according to the NYPD.
The incident occurred just before 4 p.m. at the intersection of McGuinness Boulevard and Norman Avenue. The victim was a 58-year-old man, whose name is being withheld pending notification to his family.
An NYPD spokesperson said that the victim was waiting at a red light in the right southbound lane of McGuinness Boulevard, as was the box truck driver.
After the light turned green, the truck driver started changing lanes. The victim then appeared to fall off his bike, the NYPD spokesperson said, landing in the path of the truck’s rear tires. Police could not say how fast the truck was traveling.
The victim was transported to Bellevue Hospital with body trauma and was pronounced dead at the hospital.
The investigation is ongoing and no arrests have been made.
Yesterday’s death was the 17th cyclist fatality on city streets so far this year, and came just hours after a 17-year-old cyclist was killed in a crash with a tow truck on Staten Island. Yet another cyclist was critically injured in an SUV crash in Woodhaven, Queens early Wednesday morning.