Cyclist killed on West Side


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Fifth fatal accident in Manhattan this year, highest total since 2011


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  • A white bicycle like the one pictured is often brought to the site where cyclists have been killed. Photo: Thomas Brownell via Wikimedia Commons



A 17-year-old cyclist was killed early today when he was struck by a box truck at the intersection of 10th Avenue and 55th Street.

Police said the teen, Corbin Carr, of East 69th Street, was riding north on 10th Avenue in the east-most lane when he was hit by a truck being driven by a 29-year-old man at about 12:10 a.m. The driver remained at the scene.

It was unclear from the police account which direction the truck was traveling in, but police said the truck’s driver had a green light.

The cyclist was taken to Cornell Medical Center where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

The NYPD’s Collision Investigation Squad is investigating the specific traffic patterns of the incident, a police spokesman said.

The teen’s death is the third time a bicyclist was killed in Manhattan this month.

Dan Hanegby, 36, an experienced cyclist, was killed June 12 when he was crushed by a charter bus’ rear wheels while riding on 26th Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues.

Five days later, Michael Mamoukakis, 80, was riding south on Seventh Avenue when he was struck, also by a tour bus, and killed at the intersection of 29th Street.

The three deaths bring the number of cyclists killed in Manhattan this year to five, the highest number killed since 2011, when six cyclists were killed, according to the city’s Vision Zero data. Two were killed in Manhattan all of last year.



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