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Hit-and-Run Killing Is Second Cyclist Fatality on Greenpoint Ave Since April
Posted By Noah Kazis On July 19, 2012 @ 11:45 am In Carnage,Sunnyside | 2 Comments
A motorist struck and killed a cyclist in Sunnyside Queens last night, then fled the scene, according to the NYPD. The cyclist, a 37-year-old Hispanic man whose name is being withheld until his family can be notified, died at the scene.
Witnesses told the New York Post  that the driver was “flying by at an amazing speed” and swerving, almost hitting other pedestrians and vehicles as well.
A police spokesperson said both the motorist and cyclist were traveling eastbound on Greenpoint Avenue near 39th Place at the time of the crash. “It seems like he was sideswiped,” he said. An investigation into the crash is ongoing and no arrests have been made yet.
In April, another cyclist was killed  just six blocks away, at the intersection of Borden Avenue and Greenpoint Avenue.
This fatal crash occurred in the 108th Precinct . To voice your concerns about neighborhood traffic safety directly to Captain Donald Powers, the commanding officer, head to the next precinct community council meeting . 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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URLs in this post:
 Image: http://www.streetsblog.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/071912accident9wcl082156-525x350.jpg
 New York Post: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/queens/bicyclist_killed_in_hit_run_1KIjsGqX4sdPOUHuPWMlGM
 another cyclist was killed: http://www.streetsblog.org/2012/04/04/livery-cab-driver-kills-cyclist-at-lie-overpass-no-charges-filed/
 the 108th Precinct: http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/html/precincts/precinct_108.shtml
 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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