Early Saturday morning a driver believed to be operating a private sanitation truck struck and killed Neftaly Ramirez, 27, as he biked on Franklin Street in Greenpoint. The driver fled the scene and has yet to be apprehended. Nevertheless, NYPD defended the perpetrator in the press and the 94th Precinct was out ticketing people on bikes hours after the collision.
In light of the department's track record of putting out misleading crash information, initial police accounts can't be trusted in the absence of video evidence or testimony from witnesses other than the driver.
It turns out that motorists hitting stationary objects — houses, stores, power lines, bridges — is exceedingly common in Louisville and across the country.
Krystyna Iwanowicz was crossing the street with a walker when Joseph Zayats hit her with a Jeep SUV and left her to die.
Gelacio Reyes was riding home from work when he was struck by Cristian Guiracocha, who was charged with DWI and tampering with an ignition interlock.