Really saddened to learn about this.
A 23 year old woman, Jasmine Herron was killed on Saturday, (9/11/10) on her bicycle in Brooklyn.
Here is an article from the Daily News:
Woman in bike tragedy, Jasmine Herron, rode bike everywhere, co-workers said
By: Barr Paddock, Mike Mclaughlin, Edgar Sandoval and John Lauinger
DAILY NEWS WRITERS
Monday, September 13th 2010
The woman killed this weekend in Brooklyn when her bicycle clipped the door of a parked car – launching her into a city bus – rode her bike everywhere, co-workers said.
Jasmine Herron, 23, who died in the freak accident Saturday night in Prospect Heights, worked as a barrista at Think Coffee on Mercer St. in Manhattan. She rode her bike to work every day, co-workers said, and always wore a helmet.
“She was a nice girl. It’s a tragedy,” said a neighbor who lived near the apartment Herron sublet on Cortelyou Road in Brooklyn.
Read more: here.
It is illegal to open a car door into a cyclists path. It’s also illegal to operate a vehicle without a license. The driver of the car was arrested and charged with, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, unlicensed driving, and a vehicle and traffic law violation.
More on that from this article in Staten Island Live.com
A message from a playwright friend of Jasmine’s, Casey Wimpee, found on illraper.com.
RIP, Jasmine Herron. 2/14/86 – 9/11/10. a sweet, fearless, beautiful, amazing young woman to know & work with, & funny as hell. who else could segue conversations from Slavoj Zizek to Kathy Acker to broom of the system while gang of four plays in the background? you & HCB will be dearly missed, valentine.
I post this to pass on my deepest condolences to all friends and family involved in this tragic accident. Knowing full well the realities of being a cyclist in NYC,
please be careful out there, watch for car doors…maybe even avoid Atlantic Ave., especially with all the construction that is going on there with the new stadium.