Truck Strikes Biker in Fatal Accident on Delancey [Update]

Posted on: August 18th, 2011 at 6:20 pm by

We are standing outside Bowery Ballroom where a male biker was just run down by a big rig is pinned beneath a cement truck [UPDATE BELOW]. The situation is dire. Said biker reportedly did not survive the accident.

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A white sheet covers the back of the struck with blood smears on the pavement. The immediate vicinity is on lockdown.

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UPDATE: Eyewitnesses on scene tell us that the cement truck turned right onto Delancey from Chrystie Street, where a cyclist reportedly lost control of his ride and hit the back wheel.  DNAinfo claims that there was a problem with the bicycle chain itself, and that there is no criminality suspected in the incident.  Nevertheless, the driver is still chatting with the cops about everything.  The body remains pinned beneath the back wheels.

As some readers have already pointed out, this accident occurred a stone’s throw from another such tragedy three years ago.  The death of Rasha Shamoon, which is now commemorated by a Ghost Bike on the spot.

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