The senior e-bike rider who was mowed down by a private sanitation truck driver earlier this month has died, becoming the 23rd cyclist killed this year — and cops are blaming the victim.
City officials are under fire following the death of a pedestrian after an apparent collision with a cyclist in Chelsea last month — but they’re being slammed not doing more to protect the most-vulnerable road users at many poorly designed intersections in the city where cars are outnumbered yet get the vast majority of the roadway […]
Michael Collopy, 60, was hit by a cyclist on July 31 as he stood in the protected bike lane at Sixth Avenue and 23rd Street. The cyclist kept on pedaling. Collopy died on Wednesday of his injuries.
NYPD Chief of Department Terence Monahan’s seemingly ad-libbed comments came after a reporter at unrelated press conference asked why bikers are typically targeted for enforcement after they are killed by car drivers.
Police Commissioner James O’Neill doesn’t want more money to investigate road collisions.