Bicyclist hit and killed on Roosevelt Avenue: NYPD

Authorities investigate the fatal accident involving a bicyclist and a minivan. Photo by Christina Santucci
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A bicyclist was fatally struck while riding on Roosevelt Avenue between 126th Street and Shea Road a little after 12:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, authorities said.

Fire officials said they were called to the scene — right outside an entrance to Citi Field — at 12:48 p.m. to assist with an injured pedestrian.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene, the FDNY said.

The unidentified man’s bicycle lay crumpled on Roosevelt Avenue near a silver minivan around 2 p.m. as police conducted an accident investigation. It appeared that the driver had

remained at the scene.

One person refused medical attention at the accident scene, but it was unclear if the person was involved in the accident, a spokesman for the FDNY said.

Pedestrians were prevented from walking on the sidewalks of Roosevelt Avenue underneath the No. 7 train while the investigation was performed.

The No. 7 subway briefly bypassed the Mets-Willets Point stop but had resumed service to the station as of 4 p.m. in anticipation of the Amazin’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers at 7:10 p.m.

Updated 4:26 pm, June 10, 2014
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anon from queens says:
An illegal driving?
June 10, 2014, 4:26 pm
jason from queens says:
NYC public roads are not the place to be cycling an experienced it for the five boro bike'll live longer!
June 10, 2014, 4:55 pm
Red the garbage man from Whitestone says:
The next fatal hit will probably be the downtown Fooshing area. It's so crowded and due for it ,
June 11, 2014, 6:48 am
watchout from queens says:
I heard that he cut off a car. Not a recipe for success.
June 11, 2014, 9:04 am
John from Flushing says:
This area is amazingly poor designed. It badly needs pedestrian and bike infrastructure since the cars never follow the rules. The cops in the area do nothing other then direct traffic for the Mets games. More people will be killed by scofflaw drivers until the DOT and NYPD start doing their jobs.
June 11, 2014, 9:53 am
jonathan from parkslope brooklyn says:
I was driving past and saw a man in the floor with alot of blood not moving at all I was shocked never seen something like this first of all theres no bike chalk lane on the floor so of course this is going to happen and people like to speed god bless the mans family sorry for your lost one and the driver should get penalties for driving the speed he was driving because he clearly didnt look carefully and took a mans life because of it cant believe how this happened
June 11, 2014, 6:28 pm
Bicycle rider from Bayside says:
I drive and always yield to someone. I love to ride bicycle and also love to walk if I find the opportunity. I have been experienced many times by almost getting hit from these careless drivers while I was bicycling and walking across the streets. These so careless drivers supposed to yield to pedestrians or cyclists in any circumstances but they don't. What was the rush to fight for that one second difference and made the big mistake?
June 14, 2014, 6:34 pm
Anon from Flushing says:
This is a very dangerous Stretch after the roosevelt bridge all the way thru 111th street. after the small bridge is a down hill, cars usually speed up off the hill and into the Citifield Stretch. Now that stretch is the Willets Point Blvd./Citifield Stop. The street it's a bit narrow for a two car lane on each direction, leaving almost no room for Bikers. Another factor I've noticed is that since is a big a Big train stop which the express train also stops there; It just leave little lighting going thru the street underneath, even on a bright daylight is hard to go under it cause the blinding light won't make you see just right as you ride along the stretch. is a very tricky path. Usually going at a descent speed and being aware of the sorroundings is very helpful.
June 15, 2014, 7:59 pm

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