Cyclist Killed in Second Avenue Bike Lane Crash on the UES

Cyclist killed in bike lane crash on the Upper East Side
Cyclist killed in bike lane crash on the Upper East Side | Dakota Santiago/FreedomNews.tv

A cyclist was killed early this morning on the Upper East Side after police say an investigation revealed he lost control of his e-bike in the Second Avenue bike lane and crashed, suffering fatal injuries. 

Investigators say it was around 12:40 am Monday when the cyclist— who has not yet been identified— was riding southbound in the Second Avenue bike lane just north of East 89th and ‘failed to properly navigate the roadway’— striking a metal pole on the sidewalk.

Cyclist killed in bike lane crash on the Upper East Side
Cyclist killed in bike lane crash on the Upper East Side | Dakota Santiago/FreedomNews.tv

The black e-bike involved in the crash laid in a tree bed and a broken open case of beer sat in the green bike lane as the NYPD’s Collision investigation squad examined the crash scene overnight and collected evidence.

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It’s not clear whether the cyclist was working at the time, however, the e-bike appears to be the style used by delivery workers– and two insulated food bags could be seen nearby.

Cyclist killed in bike lane crash on the Upper East Side
Cyclist killed in bike lane crash on the Upper East Side | Dakota Santiago/FreedomNews.tv

The crash victim suffered severe trauma to his head in the collision, police say. Paramedics rushed the man— who has not yet been identified— to Weill Cornell Medical Center on the Upper East Side where he was pronounced dead.

Cyclist killed in bike lane crash on the Upper East Side
Cyclist killed in bike lane crash on the Upper East Side | Dakota Santiago/FreedomNews.tv

It’s not clear whether the cyclist was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

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  1. No surprise – cyclists much more dangerous on the road than cars. They blow through lights, cycle the wrong way on streets and avenues. Have to much more careful on bicycles than cars.

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