Makeshift Memorial for Cyclist Killed in Delancey Bus Accident

Posted on: January 11th, 2010 at 6:24 am by

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In response to the deadly bus accident at the corner of Ludlow and Delancey last week, a makeshift memorial was put in place for the as-yet-unidentified victim. Sitting curbside are fresh flowers, a pair of candles, and a box of matches to light. Taped to one of the candles is a heartfelt note from a fellow cyclist.

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The note reads as follows:

Though we never met, I mourn your passing.  My heart broke at the news of the tragic loss of your life on this street.  I too ride daily these dangerous streets, and had we met, would surely have had many stories to tell.  I hope to see you in heaven and maybe share a ride with you there.  I am sure the streets are in much better condition.  You will be remembered by everyone who rides down this street.

The NYPD maintains that the tragic accident was just that. No charges have been filed against the bus driver, who backed over the cyclist after a she reportedly hit a pothole and lost control.

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