BROOKLYN, NY – According to an accident news story on abc7ny.com, a 23-year-old bicyclist has been tragically killed in an accident involving an MTA bus in Brooklyn, New York. The fatal bicycle accident occurred on Wednesday night at around 7:30.
Brooklyn police officers stated that the victim, a male cyclist, was traveling northbound along Graham Avenue. He was riding his bicycle alongside an MTA bus. Law enforcement officers stated that the cyclist and MTA bus collided on Metropolitan Avenue.
The victim suffered severe injuries all over his body, and the man was transported by emergency medical services to Bellevue Hospital. Tragically, the man died at the hospital due to the severity of his accident-related injuries. He was officially pronounced dead at Bellevue Hospital.
According to the news report, the 50-year-old MTA bus driver stopped and waited at the scene until he was released by the investigating police officers. The MTA issued a statement about the tragic accident on Wednesday night.
Amanda Valdes, a spokeswoman for the MTA, stated, “This is a terrible tragedy, and our heart goes out to the cyclist and their family during this tremendously difficult time.” Ms. Valdes also stated that the people at the MTA offer their regards to the bus operator involved in the accident. She stated that the MTA would work closely with the NYPD concerning the accident.
The Brooklyn police are continuing to investigate the fatal accident. The fatal accident investigation is ongoing, and no criminal charges have been filed at this time.
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