Cyclists' frustration involves a head at vigil for NYC crash sufferer
Apparently fed up with one other tragic loss of life, indignant New York Metropolis cylists not too long ago unleashed a fury of frustration on a driver at a vigil for his or her buddy and fellow rider.
Roughly a dozen protestors on bikes blocked streets and intersections throughout a vigil honoring 20-year-old Robyn Hightman, who was hit and kiled by a truck round 9:30 a.m. Monday on sixth Avenue and 23rd Avenue. The cyclists reportedly beat on automobiles, and tried to assault drivers with sticks. Nobody was injured, however police are investigating the incident.
The outburst from cyclists speaks to the constructing stress of motorbike riders on NYC streets, who say they’ve had sufficient of what they take into account to be hazardous biking situations and careless motorists and pedestrians.
“Robyn began working for the courier firm at the moment. First day within the job they usually get run over by a truck driver. Sufficient is sufficient,” stated Transportation Alternate options Senior Organizer Erwin Figueroa on Twitter Monday evening.
“This 12 months, we’ve got already surpassed the entire variety of bicycle owner deaths that occurred in 2018. This can be a disaster, plain and easy. And the implications are extreme if we fail to behave with urgency. Might Robyn Hightman relaxation in peace,” tweeted NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer.
Hightman is the 11th bicycle owner to be hit and killed in NYC this 12 months. She was reportedly trying to cross into the bike lane when she was hit by a truck. Jermaine Torres, a witness, advised CBS that, “The helmet didn’t save her in any respect. She actually flew a little bit bit, like two or three toes within the air, then landed actually onerous.”
Hightman was despatched to Bellevue hospital with head accidents and was pronounced lifeless upon arrival, CBS reported.
The driving force, Antonio Garcia, left the scene, later claiming he was unaware he had hit an individual. A witness flagged him down, and Garcia returned to the scene as police arrived. He was not arrested, however acquired gear violations for points together with his truck.
“We grieve at any lack of life on our streets, and our ideas are with the sufferer’s household and mates,” Seth Stein, a spokesman for Mayor Invoice de Blasio, advised ABC. “Whereas biking continues to blow up in recognition, we are going to proceed our work to make our bike lane community safer for everybody.”
Robyn began working for the courier firm at the moment. First day within the job they usually get run over by a truck driver. Sufficient is sufficient. pic.twitter.com/5K5EGq7nxF
— Erwin Figueroa (@TransitErwin) June 24, 2019
Preliminary assertion from us on the bicycle owner killed by a truck driver this morning close to sixth Avenue and 23rd Avenue in Manhattan: pic.twitter.com/M89P9Q9FYq
— Transportation Alternate options (@TransAlt) June 24, 2019
— 🚲 queenscyclist 🚲 (@unchanged2112) June 24, 2019