[Photo by Steven]
On the morning of April 5, 2017, Kelly Hurley was struck by a box truck while biking to work on First Avenue at Ninth Street. Hurley, who lived on the Lower East Side, died the following week from her injuries. She was 31.
Flowers in her memory arrived today on the southwest corner of First Avenue and Ninth Street.
Last June, the driver of the box truck was arrested. Per DNAInfo at the time:
Kyung H. Hyun, 59, was arrested at 1:57 p.m. and charged with failure to yield to a pedestrian — the city's "right of way" law under the Mayor's Vision Zero initiative — failure to exercise due care, and making an improper left turn, according to authorities.
Previous reports stated that he had come to a complete stop on First Avenue before making the abrupt left turn onto Ninth Street across four lanes of traffic. He struck Hurley, who had the right of way.
Police gave Hyun a desk appearance ticket. He first appeared in Manhattan criminal court on Aug. 29, the Daily News reported.
According to public records, the case has been adjourned multiple times...
He's due back in New York Criminal Court on May 3.
CB3's Transportation Committee recommended last summer that the Department of Transportation consider more carefully separating bike and car traffic in the so-called "mixing zones" found at intersections like Ninth Street and First Avenue. (Read more about that here.)
Streetsblog reported in February that that DOT is expected to release full results of its study of bicycle intersection designs sometime this spring.
Previously on EV Grieve:
RIP Kelly Hurley
Reactions to Kelly Hurley's death
NYPD offers explanation into Kelly Hurley's death: 'she slipped'