NYPD officers attempted to pull Cowan over for speeding and committing other traffic violations as he drove his Subaru Outback eastbound on East Houston Street ... Cowan led the police officers on a high-speed chase, weaved through traffic, and drove through a red light at the corner of East Houston and Clinton Streets, where he struck Ullah — who was riding his bicycle north on Clinton Street — and then fled the scene.
As Streetsblog previously reported, a police chase preceded the collision, though the NYPD declined to comment on the case.
Ullah is reportedly one of 13 delivery workers who have died this year in NYC — with at least 10 in crashes while on the job.
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. said this in a statement from this past Thursday:
"Today we remember Borkot Ullah, a young immigrant and workers' rights advocate who worked tirelessly to support his family here in New York City and in Bangladesh. Food delivery workers have one of the most dangerous jobs in the City thanks to reckless drivers who tear through our streets. We are committed to ensuring accountability for drivers that kill or injure cyclists and pedestrians ..."