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.
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