Fuen Bai Ghost Bike Now at Ludlow and Delancey

Posted on: March 8th, 2011 at 7:38 am by

Fourteen months ago, a cyclist was hit and killed by an empty school bus in the southern intersection of Delancey and Ludlow Street.  She had been riding eastbound along the pockmarked thoroughfare, hit a pothole, and reportedly fell behind the bus.  The driver then unknowingly backed over her.  The victim was pronounced dead, and later identified as 74-year-old East Village resident Fuen Bai.

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Not long after the accident, a makeshift memorial appeared – candle, flower, and poem – but didn’t have much longevity.  But now a year later, the selfless folks behind Ghostbikes.org have planted a more permanent tribute to Fuen Bai.  Over the weekend, a new whitewashed ghost bike appeared across the street at the Ludlow Residence Bank of America.  Although, the placard bears no information regarding the accident.

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On a related note, the sixth annual Memorial Ride and Walk is scheduled for Sunday, March 13.  The Fuen Bai memorial is the final stop on the trek.  If you’re interested in participating, head here for details.

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