Cyclist dies in accident with van in Ozone Park: NYPD

An NYPD cruiser drives along Rockaway Boulevard, where authorities say a 40-year-old bicyclist was killed. Photo by Christina Santucci
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A 40-year-old cyclist was struck and killed Sunday night when he collided with a black Mercedes Benz van driving along Rockaway Boulevard near 90th Street, police said.

The Police Department said the biker sideswiped the passenger side of the van, which knocked him to the ground. He was then run over by the Mercedes, according to the NYPD.

The driver of what police believe may be a Sprinter-style cargo and passenger van briefly stopped and got out of the vehicle, according to police. But officers said he then allegedly climbed back in the van and drove west on Rockaway Boulevard without notifying authorities.

Police were called to the scene at 11:37 p.m., where they found the 40-year-old cyclist lying on Rockaway Boulevard with severe head trauma, according to cops.

He was rushed to Jamaica Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

Police had not yet released the identity of the victim.

The NYPD said no arrests had been made, but the investigation was ongoing.

Reach reporter Sarina Trangle at 718-260-4546 or by e-mail at

Updated 12:32 am, July 10, 2018
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sad from queens says:
Sad but just shows that bikes are not motorized vehicles. They belong in parks.
Saw one recently who thought he was on a motorcycle, weaving in and out of traffic and blowing a too loud horn. Of course had no helmet although he was driving so aggressively.
May 12, 2014, 1:11 pm

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