Queens bicyclist fatally struck by tractor-trailer driver who left scene


JAMAICA, QUEENS – Police are searching for a tractor-trailer driver who struck and killed a woman riding a bicycle in Queens Thursday morning, reports the New York Post.

The incident happened on the Van Wyck Expressway service road near Liberty Avenue in Jamaica at about 11:30 a.m.  According to the NYPD, the bicyclist was going east on Liberty Avenue and was hit by a 2014 Kenworth T8 Series tractor with a trailer that was making a left turn onto the service road.

Investigators said the bicyclist was thrown off of the bike, was trapped on the tractor-trailer’s undercarriage, and was dragged as the vehicle kept going on the service road.

The victim, a 43-year-old woman, was pronounced dead at the scene.  Her identity was not immediately released.

Police said the driver of the vehicle was a 48-year-old man who kept going after the incident without stopping to help.

The NYPD’s Highway Collision Investigation Squad is continuing to investigate the crash and so far there have been no arrests.

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