Saturday 23 October 2010

East Harlem cyclist doored, then crushed by lorry

A 27-year-old cyclist in East Harlem was killed Friday morning when a driver in a parked car opened his door into him and knocked him into the path of an oncoming truck, the police said. The rider, Marcus Ewing of Manhattan Avenue, was heading east on East 120th Street just west of Third Avenue around 8 a.m. when he was struck.

The man in the parked car was issued a summons for unsafely exiting a vehicle. The driver of the truck was issued five summonses for equipment violations.