Bicyclist Struck, Killed in Bronx

Witnesses described the horrifying scene in the Williamsbridge section of the Bronx Wednesday

Thursday, Apr 12, 2012  |  Updated 9:15 PM EDT
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Bicyclist Struck, Killed in Bronx

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Scene of bicycle accident in the Williamsbridge section of the Bronx Wednesday

A bicyclist was killed after being struck by a car in the Bronx Wednesday night, police said.

It happened in the area of Williamsbridge Road and Mace Avenue in the Williamsbridge neighborhood.

Witnesses said a young man who appeared to be in his 20s was mounting his bicycle by the curb when he was struck.

"He wasn't in the street, he was by the curb," said Marilyn Portis. "I feel like [the car] was going too fast, to hit him that hard."

Another witness said he "almost cried" watching the victim struggle after he was hit by the vehicle, a BMW SUV.

"I saw the kid laying on the ground and blood coming out of his mouth," said Rudy Vega, who also said the driver hit the victim "hard."

"He was gasping," said Vega. "It was like seeing a kid, my son on the ground."

The victim was transported to Jacobi Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The driver remained on the scene. Police were continuing to investigate. 

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