Circus Worker Killed in Bicycle Accident in Queens: Report

The man, in his early-30s, worked as a lighting director for the circus

Sunday, Jun 17, 2012  |  Updated 4:31 PM EDT
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Circus Worker Killed in Bicycle Accident in Queens: Report

Witnesses tried to help the circus worker, but he later died at a Queens hospital.

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A circus worker died after a bike accident in Queens Saturday, according to a published report.

The New York Post says the man, in his early-30s, was riding his bike in Fresh Meadows when he peddled into the driver's-side door of a parked car on Union Turnpike at around 8:10 p.m.

A witness, Jackie Brocchini, 42, of Whitestone, said the bike's "handlebar went right through his jugular."

"The blood was pouring out like a fire hydrant," he told the Post.

The victim, who was a lighting technician for the Big Apple Circus, later died at a Queens hospital, according to Post sources.

The circus is being held at Cunningham Park through the weekend.

The victim has not been identified.

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