April 11, Staff Report
A bicyclist was hospitalized after being struck by a box truck in Sunnyside this morning.
According to the NYPD, a truck that was traveling east on 43rd Avenue hit a 27-year-old cyclist while attempting to turn right on to 39th Street around 7:35 a.m.
The bicyclist was riding his bike on 43rd Avenue going in the same direction as the truck.
The truck driver, Francis O’Brien, 61, remained on the scene and the victim was transported to Elmhurst Hospital in serious condition.
O’Brien, from Connecticut, was charged with Failure to Yield to a Bicyclist and Failure to Exercise Due Care.
This intersection is where Gelasio Reyes, 32, was killed by a drunk driver while riding his bicycle April 1.
Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer is calling on the DOT to conduct a full investigation and study on this intersection and make safety improvements if needed.
— Spectrum News NY1 (@NY1) April 11, 2017