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After 2 More Fatal Bike Accidents, NYC Faces a Traffic Safety Crisis

The bike safety crisis in New York City continues to become more urgent after 17-year-old Alex Cordero in Staten Island and an unnamed man in Greenpoint, Brooklyn were killed in two separate bike accidents on Tuesday, July 23, 2019. There have now been seventeen NYC bike riders killed in traffic accidents in 2019, after 10 cyclists were killed in all of 2018.

Auxiliary NYPD Car Slams Into Pedestrian on Sidewalk in Queens

An auxiliary NYPD car slammed into a woman walking on a Queens sidewalk after it ran a red light and was struck by a van proceeding through a green light, causing the cop car to hit a parked vehicle and careen onto the sidewalk on Friday, July 5th, 2019. Video of the shocking accident, which occurred at the intersection of Harman St. and Cypress Ave. in Ridgewood, was captured by dashcam footage of the parked vehicle. 

Devra Freelander Killed in Truck Crash; 15th NYC Cyclist Fatality in 2019

Yet another cyclist has been mowed down on the streets of New York City after 28-year-old Devra Freelander was struck and killed by a cement truck driver in Brooklyn on Monday, July 1, 2019. Sadly, this marks the 15th cyclist fatality in New York City in 2019, compared to 10 such fatalities in all of 2018. 

Albert Geerders Fatally Struck by Truck Driver in Nesconset Parking Lot

68-year-old Albert Geerders of Ronkonkoma was hit and killed by a commercial truck driver in the parking lot of a Nesconset business on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Multiple outlets report that the truck was backing up at the time the crash occurred. Sadly, Geerders was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Cyclist Pedro Tepozteco Struck & Killed by Truck Driver in Borough Park

Pedro Tepozteco, 26, was riding his bike on 47th Avenue, a one-way street in Borough Park, Brooklyn, when the 29-year-old driver of a box truck attempted to pass him. Tragically, the cyclist was run over and pronounced dead at Maimondes Hospital on Wednesday, April 17, 2019. 

Linda Douglas Struck and Killed by Truck Driver in Brooklyn Hit-and-Run

Linda Douglas, a 67-year-old mother and grandmother, was struck and killed by the driver of a tractor trailer at the intersection of Flatbush and Nostrand Avenues on the early morning of April 3rd, 2019. The driver fled the scene, but has since been located and released by police without being charged with a crime. 

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