You are reading

Cyclist Dead After Tractor Trailer Runs Over His Body in Williamsburg, Police Say

Metropolitan Avenue and Graham Avenue, where the incident occurred. (Google Maps)

Dec. 20, 2017 By Nathaly Pesantez

A cyclist was struck and killed by a tractor trailer in Williamsburg yesterday, police said.

The incident happened just before 12:20 p.m., when the 30-year-old victim was riding east on Metropolitan Avenue and lost control of his bike at Graham Ave. The tractor trailer that was traveling next to him ran over his body, police said.

An NYPD spokesperson said the cyclist fell under the truck.

Police at the scene saw the 30-year-old unconscious, unresponsive, and with severe trauma to his head and body. The cyclist was taken to Woodhull Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to police.

The 47-year-old tractor trailer driver remained at the scene, police said.

The identity of the 30-year-old cyclist has not been revealed, pending family notification, according to police.

The NYPD Highway Collision Investigation Squad is still investigating the incident, the NYPD said.

email the author: [email protected]
No comments yet

Leave a Comment
Reply to this Comment

All comments are subject to moderation before being posted.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Recent News

Chinese Voters Came Out in Force for the GOP in NYC, Shaking Up Politics

From Sunset Park in Brooklyn to Elmhurst and Flushing in Queens, frustrations over Democratic stances on schools and crime helped mobilize votes for Republican Curtis Sliwa for mayor and conservative Council candidates.

After casting his ballot in the early morning on Election Day, Ray Huang made more than a dozen trips to poll sites in Brooklyn’s Sunset Park neighborhood.

Op-Ed: What to Know About COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters

By Dr. Dave A. Chokshi, NYC Health Commisioner

Recently, important updates about the COVID-19 vaccine were announced—that certain people are now eligible for a “booster” dose. Since the beginning of COVID-19, our scientific understanding of the virus has constantly evolved, and many New Yorkers understandably have questions about this new development.