I can’t imagine why we would need bike lanes in Brooklyn? Good thing they removed them on Bedford Ave. This is really tragic and my condolences to the family.
Article form Daily News:
Soulful DJ Solange Raulston is killed after being struck by car while riding bike in Brooklyn
by Mike Mclaughlin, Mark Morales and Oren Yaniv
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITERS
Monday, December 14th 2009, 4:00 AM
Photo caption: “Solange Raulston, a 33-year-old DJ, was struck and killed by a flatbed truck while riding her bike on McGuinness Blvd. in Brooklyn.”
A Brooklyn cyclist died Sunday after she was struck by a truck at a busy Greenpoint intersection two blocks from her home, police and witnesses said.
Solange Raulston, 33, a deejay known as Reverend Soul, was riding westbound on Nassau Ave. around noon when a flatbed truck driving in the same direction sideswiped her at the corner of McGuinness Blvd., cops said.
“Her eyes were open but she wasn’t responding,” said Ziggy Cho, 45, who was driving behind the construction truck and said he honked for the driver to stop when he noticed the fatally injured cyclist.
“There were a lot of people helping her” in the pouring rain, he said.
Raulston was taken to Bellevue Hospital, where she died.
No summonses were issued to the 47-year-old truckdriver, who had a valid license and remained at the scene, police said.
Read more here.
and this article in the Brookyln Paper.