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Livery Cab Driver Kills Cyclist at LIE Overpass, No Charges Filed

Posted By Noah Kazis On April 4, 2012 @ 12:43 pm In Carnage,Long Island City | 7 Comments

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An NYPD officer carries the bicycle and sneaker of a man struck and killed at the corner of Greenpoint Avenue and Borden Avenue in Long Island City this morning. Photo: DNAinfo/Theodore Parisienne [2]

A livery cab driver struck and killed a cyclist in Long Island City early this morning, as first reported by DNAinfo [3]. The motorist was not charged with any crime, said an NYPD spokesperson.

According to police, the cyclist, a man in his 30s, was riding south on Greenpoint Avenue at the time of the crash, while the livery driver, 25, was heading east on Borden Avenue, along the side of the Long Island Expressway.

The NYPD offered no additional information about the circumstances of the crash, such as who had the light at the intersection, but said that no criminality is suspected at this time.

This fatal crash occurred in the 108th Precinct [4]. To voice your concerns about neighborhood traffic safety directly to Captain Donald Powers, the commanding officer, head to the next precinct community council meeting [5]. The 108th Precinct council meetings happen at 7 p.m. on the last Tuesday of the month at Sunnyside Community Services, 43-31 39th Street. Call the precinct at 718-784-5411 for information.


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[1] Image: http://www.streetsblog.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/GreenpointAveBikeFatality.jpg

[2] DNAinfo/Theodore Parisienne: http://www.dnainfo.com/20120404/astoria-long-island-city/bicyclist-struck-by-livery-cab-queens/slideshow/popup/171857

[3] first reported by DNAinfo: http://www.dnainfo.com/20120404/astoria-long-island-city/bicyclist-struck-by-livery-cab-queens

[4] the 108th Precinct: http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/html/precincts/precinct_108.shtml

[5] head to the next precinct community council meeting: http://www.streetsblog.org/2010/01/21/community-councils-your-chance-to-put-street-safety-on-nypds-agenda/

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