16-Year-Old Bicyclist Swerves to Avoid Parked Car Door, Gets Killed by Truck in Brooklyn - NBC New York

16-Year-Old Bicyclist Swerves to Avoid Parked Car Door, Gets Killed by Truck in Brooklyn

The 16-year-old was was cycling in Borough Park when he hit a parked car's door that swung open, sending him to the ground where the truck hit him

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    • A teen bicyclist riding down a street in Brooklyn died after being hit by a truck

    • The 16-year-old was cycling in Borough Park when a parked car's door swung open, causing him to swerve out of the way

    • The rider was unable to avoid the door and toppled to the ground, where a Ford Econoline truck traveling the same direction hit him

    A teen bicyclist riding down a street in Brooklyn died after being hit by a truck, police said.

    The 16-year-old, later identified as Yisroel Schwartz, was cycling north on 17th Avenue in Borough Park when a parked car's door swung open, causing him to swerve out of the way.

    The rider was unable to avoid the door and toppled to the ground, where a Ford Econoline truck traveling the same direction hit him.

    The teen was rushed via private ambulance to Maimonides Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

    The driver remained at the scene and no arrests have been made. An investigation is ongoing.

    The boy's death was the second cyclist death in the borough in days. A 22-year-old cyclist, Kenichi Nakagawa, was struck on Saturday in Crown Heights and died days later. At least 10 cyclists have been killed in the city to date this year, which is equal to the number of bicyclists killed in all of 2018, according to the advocate group Transportation Alternatives. 

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