BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, NY – An accident in Sunset Park over the weekend claimed the life of a nurse who was bicycling home from work, the Daily News reports.
The victim was identified as 31-year-old Clara Kang. She was riding home early Saturday morning following her overnight shift at NYU Langone Hospital–Brooklyn. Authorities said she was struck by a motorcycle in the area of 56th Street and Third Avenue at about 7:30 a.m.
Another nurse who was headed home at the time tried to provide assistance to the victim, but she was unsuccessful. Kang, a resident of Long Island City, was pronounced dead at the hospital where she worked.
The 29-year-old motorcyclist was hospitalized in critical but stable condition. At the time of the crash, the motorcyclist was on his way to a Breast Cancer Awareness Month ride from Brooklyn to Manhattan. So far, no charges have been filed in the case.
A friend set up a GoFundMe page for the victim’s family, saying of Kang, “She had the biggest heart and lived her life to care for others; not just in her work but in her personal life as well.”
Safety advocates told the Daily News that more needs to be done to keep the streets safer for essential workers who are using bicycles to commute to their jobs during the pandemic. The report said Kang was the 19th bicyclist killed in New York City so far in 2020.
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