Woman, 29, becomes 3rd NYC cyclist killed in a week, after cement truck strikes her in Brooklyn

Sonia Rincon
July 01, 2019 - 6:48 pm

Sonia Rincon

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A 29-year-old female cyclist was struck and killed by a cement truck in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Monday afternoon.

The incident took place on Bushwick Avenue near Boerum Street around 12:10 p.m. There is no bike lane on Bushwick Avenue. 

The victim was wearing a helmet.

According to the group Transportation Alternatives, this is the third cyclist killed in the city in a week -- and the 15th to die in 2019. The Department of Transportation said it's the 14th fatality. 

Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a statement, "We are seeing a dangerous surge in cyclist deaths on our streets, and we are taking action. I have directed the NYPD to immediately launch a major enforcement action that will encompass every precinct and crack down on dangerous driving behavior like parking in bike lanes."

The mayor-turned-presidential candidate continued, "At the same time, I have charged the Department of Transportation with developing a new cyclist safety plan to make biking in our city safer. No loss of life on our streets is acceptable. Last year was the safest year on record—and we have to keep pushing the envelope and increasing our efforts until we achieve Vision Zero."

The driver of the truck stayed at the scene.

The investigation is ongoing.