BROOKLYN: Cyclist Fatally Struck by Hit & Run Tanker Truck

Cyclist Fatally Struck by Hit & Run Tanker Truck
2.28.19 | Video by Adam Balhetchet
WILLIAMSBURG, Brooklyn (DCPI) – On Thursday, February 28, 2019, at approximately 2336 hours, police responded to a 911 call of a motor vehicle collision involving a bicyclist struck on Broadway, west of Rodney Street, within the confines of the 90 Precinct. Upon arrival, officers observed a 25-year-old female bicyclist, unconscious and unresponsive, lying on the roadway with trauma about the body. EMS responded to the location and pronounced the aided female deceased at the scene. Further investigation by the NYPD Highway District’s Collision Investigation Squad determined that a vehicle, described as a grey or silver tanker-type vehicle, was traveling eastbound on Broadway, approaching Rodney Street, when the vehicle struck the bicyclist, who was also traveling eastbound on Broadway. Upon striking the bicyclist and driving over her, the vehicle continued eastbound on Broadway, effectively fleeing the scene. There are no arrests and the investigation remains ongoing.