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NYPD: Bicyclist Dead After Being Struck by Truck in Hit-and-Run

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Dec. 18, 2017 By Christian Murray

A 23-year-old Corona man is dead after being struck by a truck in a hit-and-run incident while riding his bicycle near the Woodside/Maspeth border this morning, police said.

Hugo Ramirez was struck near the intersection of 48th Street and the Long Island Expressway at around 7:48 a.m., when a truck going northbound on 48th Street made a right turn at the intersection and hit him.

Ramirez, who was also going northbound on 48th Street, was found unconscious and unresponsive on the street with severe head injuries. He was taken to Elmhurst Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The truck driver did not remain on the scene. The police are looking for the driver.

No arrests have been made, and the investigation is ongoing.

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rikki

again it looks like the BIKER has no clue how to ride a bike SAFELY………….To ride along the side of a truck is a suicide waiting to happen, If he had he radio up he would have never heard or felt anything or thinking he cut the corner too close and hit the curb.

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Fan of doughboy park

This is not an actual photo of the deceased. It’s a random photo taken from a web site called google maps. Somewhat irresponsible and misleading for the less tech-savvy readers here.

I am sure the driver feels terrible, as does the family of the man who was hit. Will keep them in my thoughts this holiday season, especially when on the roads.

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Laurel Hill Resident

This area is out of JVB community council district. It belong to the newly elected Bob Holden in District 30(he’s a republican) I love Maspeth!

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Me

I was about to say, let me guess, the biker was on the right of the truck when he tried to make a right turn. So can JVB or any other bike-lane advocates can tell me how can you prevent this from happening by a few lane markers? Please explain how narrowing the roads, eliminating parking spaces, or any other plan can prevent this from happening.

We don’t know the story, the truck probably isn’t even aware he mauled this poor biker. There also cases when I saw bikers try to pass other vehicles on the right, when the vehicle clearly has a turn signal indicating the he will be turning. On slow traffic this is a death sentence. DO NOT try to pass a turning vehicle on their blind spot.

In this case, we don’t know if the truck passed the biker then made a right turn or if there was traffic and biker was going on the right of the truck when he was hit.

So before bike lane folks chime in and cry “this is why we need bike lanes” I hope they understand that bikers need watch for traffic, and if someone has their blinkers on, they need to slow down and let them turn, make sure driver can see them. AMEC.
Always make eye contact.

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WOODSIDER61ST

How about you get head out you as5 and think before you speak. You must be one of those so called car owners who think there the shit because you have a car. Bike lanes are coming and they can’t come soon enough to make you fat car driving people lose some weight and stop talking nonsense!!

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Me

I’d invite you to read it again, if you are a biker it might actually save your life. You seem to be very angry for some reason.

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“loud pipes save lives”

Bicyclists do not pay any attention to traffic rules like “Do not pass on the right”. It is dangerous and illegal to do so, however Bicyclists never seem to get the message.

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Me

Is it something I said? May the person who died rest in peace, it’s a shame, but I did not write anything disrespectful.

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George Kelly

When a person has died, and their family is in greif, the proper thing to do is offer condolences.

You can save your technical arguments and advice for hypothetical situations for another time.

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Anonymous

You say we don’t know the whole story, which is true, but then proceed to speculate that the crash was the cyclist’s fault and make excuses for the truck driver who killed him and left the scene. What?!? Unfortunately, this misguided logic is too common in this city and it needs to change. And things like protected bike lanes and removing parking spaces can improve visibility between motorist and cyclist, make it harder to drive at dangerous speeds, and prevent vulnerable cyclists from having to share the same space with several-ton vehicles.

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