GRAVESEND, NY – According to brooklynreporter.com, a woman who was hit by a car biking in Gravesend has died from the injuries that she sustained in the collision. The victim, Ms. Moses, 63, was struck by the vehicle on January 26, 2019, at about 7 in the evening while she was riding on Kings Highway. The vehicle that hit her was a 2018 Toyota SUV.
The driver and Moses were traveling south when the incident occurred. When police arrived at the scene of the crash, they found Moses still conscious, but with severe head trauma. Moses was taken to the Maimonides Medical Center where she received treatment.
Gravesend died on February 2, 2019, from the injuries that she suffered in the accident. The driver who hit the cyclist stayed at the scene and has not been charged in relation to the accident.
Cyclist fatalities increased in New York City in 2017 even though overall traffic fatalities declined. The number of cyclists killed each year has remained somewhat constant despite the city’s massive efforts to reduce traffic fatalities through the Vision Zero program. Protected bike lanes are becoming more common, but many cyclists still feel vulnerable on the city’s roadways.
While cyclist fatalities have not been on the decline, there are more cyclists on the road each year as more people choose to use bikes for transportation and recreation.
Cycling is good for the environment and helps reduce traffic. It is in everyone’s best interest encourage people to use bikes. By making changes to some of the city’s notoriously unsafe intersections and areas, the city can help prevent many of these deaths.
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