3 cyclists struck, 2 dead in separate crashes over 24 hours

Samantha Liebman
July 24, 2019 - 7:10 am
Site of biker collision in Queens

Samantha Liebman

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — Three cyclists were struck in crashes over the last 24 hours, with two of them dying.

This brings the total of cyclist fatalities to 17 for 2019, compared to 10 all of last year.

Alex Cordero, 17, was killed riding through the intersection of Castleton Avenue and Clove Road on Staten Island around noon Tuesday, according to authorities.

He was believed to be traveling west on Castleton when he was hit by a tow truck traveling south on Clove Road.

The driver, 38, remained at the scene and police are investigating.

Just a couple of hours later, at 4 p.m., a 58-year-old man was killed after being struck by a box truck between McGuinness Boulevard and Norman Avenue.

Authorities say the biker and the truck were moving south on McGuinness when the truck hit the cyclist. 

The man was taken to Bellevue Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Early Monday morning, a third cyclist was hit while traveling in the crosswalk on Woodhaven Boulevard around 12:30 a.m.

The 28-year-old man was hit by a car going northbound and was taken to Jamaica Hospital in critical condition.

These incidents come after the NYPD announced earlier this month three weeks of stepped up enforcement aimed at reducing these tragedies.

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