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Bicyclist Dead in Williamsburg After Being Struck by MTA Bus: NYPD

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Dec. 24, 2020 By Christian Murray

A 33-year-old man is dead after being struck by an MTA bus while riding an e-bike in Williamsburg Wednesday, according to police.

The victim, Adrian Coyotl De Los Santos, was riding north bound on Graham Avenue, near Metropolitan Avenue, at around 7:30 p.m. when the bus traveling in the same direction collided with him. It is not clear what led to the collision.

Coyotl De Los Santos was thrown off his e-bike and hit the roadway, sustaining injuries to his legs and torso. EMS responded to the location and transported him to NYC Health & Hospitals/Bellevue, where he was pronounced dead.

The bus stopped at the scene and the 50-year-old driver was not injured.

There have been no arrests and the investigation remains ongoing.

The MTA issued a statement in response to the crash.

“This is a terrible tragedy and our heart goes out to the cyclist and their family during this tremendously difficult time,” said MTA spokeswoman Amanda Valdes. “Our thoughts are also with the bus operator. We are working closely with the NYPD on this matter.”

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Bike Pedaler

He was not a cyclist, an e-bike is a motor vehicle and is much more dangerous, it takes no effort to go 30 mph, and a second of poor judgement can cause dire consequences, there will be more e-bike stories like this.

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Jorge Colon

E bikes should be required to meet the same standards as all other motor vehicles are.
License, insurance, annual inspections and registrations. These are not bicycles, they are machines that weight hundreds of pounds and travel 20+ MPH.

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Paul

I agree with all the posts here. Going 30mph is more deadly than somebody on a bike going much slower.

They are particularly frightening to seniors. I see them constantly going thru red lights, riding on sidewalks, going the wrong way. etc.

Where are the pols. on this? Who is making money or catering to a special interest on this?

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