Thursday, August 18, 2011

[Updated]: Cyclist struck and killed on Delancey

A reader just sends us the news. It happened near the Bowery Ballroom. "Too horrible for photos," said the reader.

Another tweet says the person killed was a pedestrian.

Another reader says the victim is male.

Other news sources are checking in...

6:19 p.m. — The Lo-Down is at the scene and reports that a cyclist was struck and killed by a truck.

BoweryBoogie is on the scene too ... and notes that the area is locked down.

Per DNAinfo: "It appeared that the biker had a problem with his chain, according to the sources."

6 a.m. — The Associated Press says the victim is a 52-year-old man.


Kim said...

delancey scares the crap out of me. this is so sad

clayton 161 said...

it was maybe a year ago, close to this location- the woman cyclist was run over by a yellow bus and killed.

Traven said...

A bike lane would be a start. It was brutal...

Anonymous said...

This makes my blood boil.
Slow the fuck down.
Stop at lights.
Always ride with traffic.
Wear a helmet.
And never forget, they are bigger than you. Your narcissism will not protect you. Let them have the right of way. It's better to get there in one piece.

Richard D James said...

@ Anonymous:

Do we know it was the bicyclist's fault?

Maybe he was doing all that?

Delancey is incredibly dangerous for all users, bikes, pedestrians, and cars, I don't think we need to assume the cyclist is at fault.

Anonymous said...

According to today's newspaper reports the cyclist lost control of their bike and fell under the wheels of a truck. Not the driver's fault at all.

bowery boy said...

Once again, I'll just point out that this area: Delancy-Bowery-Canal is the most dangerous in Manhattan for death by vehicle. (Refer to last winter's NYTimes map of the street deaths.)

I'm not blaming the driver nor the cyclist - its the traffic from bridge to bridge that has a deadly lack of new rules of the road.

I don't see how the City can take an area that was once mostly commercial traffic, then add residential living/traveling, and not expect the two to colide with deadly consequences.

I used to like Bloomberg, but now I see how his drive to increase Manhattan density was undertaken with thoughtless consideration of the issues created by industrial/commercial/residential crunching. It makes me so sad.