Bicyclist Dies After Being Hit, Run Over by Delivery Truck In Brooklyn

Police in New York City say a 69-year-old bicyclist was killed when he was clipped by a delivery truck while out for a ride in Brooklyn's Sheepshead Bay section.

The NYPD's highway collision investigation squad found that Iosif Plazinskiy of Brooklyn was attempting to overtake the box truck when it turned right and collided with him just before 5 p.m. Monday.

Plazinskiy was knocked off his bike and then was run over by the truck's rear tires. Police say there was no designated bicycle lane in the area where the accident occurred.

The 50-year-old delivery driver remained at the scene as Plazinskiy was rushed to Coney Island Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

An investigation is ongoing.

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