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NYPD grilled about investigation of Cyclist Death

This Wednesday (2/16/12) morning was a meeting of the City Council Transportation Committee: NYPD Accident Response & Enforcement.” The hearing was lead by ongoing investigation of slain cyclist Mathieu Lefevre.

Time’s Uplead a bike ride to the event and was on hand for the proceedings.

Times up volunteer Barbara Ross filed this report:

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Op-Ed on fairness of investigating traffic fatalities

Here is a great Op-Ed piece from the Drum Major Institutes, Michael Spitzer-Rubenstein about the recent case with killed cyclist Mathieu Lefevre. The author looks at why this tragic fatality was not treated in the same fairness as another accident involving a woman in midtown elevator and how to move forward in treating traffic [...]

Cyclists in NYC, pay tickets and with our lives

While the NYPD have no problem being thorough about ticketing cyclists for minor traffic violations, such as $270.00 for running a red light, they seem unable to but as much time and energy into investigating a cyclists death, caused by a truck driver breaking similar laws.

This became evident recently when the NYPD was [...]

The saga for justice of a killed cyclist

On going saga of one family trying to get justice, or at least a proper investigation behind the death of their son, Mathieu Lefevre.

From Gothamist:

Family Of Killed Cyclist Mathieu Lefevre Sues NYPD For Withholding Information Article and Photo by: John Del Signore

On Friday, the NYPD finally released the [...]

NY Times on fustration of a family looking into their sons death

“More people are killed in traffic accidents than by guns in New York City; death by motor vehicle is rarely treated as a crime. Someone died in city traffic every 29 hours, on average, from 2005 to 2009, according to a study by the city’s health and transportation departments.”

These are some stunning [...]

Cyclist killed, family demands investigation

So apparently if you hit and kill a cyclist with your truck, and then abandon it, you won’t be charged with anything. This seems to be the case of the recent tragic death of a 30 year old artist, Mathieu Lefevre who was killed by a flatbed truck in East Williamsburg.

Yesterday his family [...]