A man riding a petrol-powered bicycle at a Queens intersection was killed in an MTA bus attack early Saturday, officials said.
According to one local, an unidentified rider died in contact at the intersection of 128th and 238th Avenues below the Belt Parkway. Witnesses said a fatal collision occurred when the biker looked into a van that was partially obstructing the view of the oncoming vehicle.
“I saw a bus coming down and a bicycle about to come across,” said one witness. “And the van was blocking his view. The bus took him out and kept going. It ran over him. He was dead at a glance.”
Neighbors said the victim was a local man who often sees biking around the area.
“He often runs around here,” said Even-Pierre Louis, adding that the 238th section runs downhill and vehicles tend to speed up.
The words of a fatal accident spread rapidly in the neighborhood.
“Someone called me and said there was a fuss,” said 32-year-old Shuby Dennis. “This is the first time I’ve seen something like this.”
Another neighbor heard the sound of a collision while sitting in the living room.
“Looking up, I saw the bus going down the road,” she said. “And I saw the victim not moving in the middle of the street. He died soon.”
The fatal crash occurred with only one stop left on the bus on the Q84 line route. Police arrived at the scene, interviewed the driver, and conducted a drinking test, but the crime did not appear to be involved.
A gas-powered bicycle rider was killed by an MTA bus at an intersection in New York
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