Unlicensed driver hits and kills Citi Bike rider in Manhattan, police say

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MANHATTAN, NEW YORK, NY – Police said an unlicensed driver struck and killed a bicycle rider in Manhattan last week, the Daily News reports.

Citi Bike rider fatally struck on Henry Hudson Parkway

(Photo from the Daily News)

The accident took place Thursday as the victim was riding a Citi Bike in the left lane of the southbound Henry Hudson Parkway near West 104th Street. According to investigators, a Lexus that was also going south struck the bike rider at about 12:10 a.m.

The victim was thrown from the bike and was transported to St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The man’s name was not immediately released but he was believed to have been in his 40s.

Police arrested the driver of the Lexus, Cho Yong of Fort Lee, New Jersey and said he was driving without a license. Yong, who stayed at the scene, was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

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