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Senior cyclist killed near Stuy Town still nameless

Police still have not released the identity of a septugenarian cyclist who was fatally struck by an SUV outside Stuyvesant Town on Tues., May 5.

On that day, around 10:18 a.m., officers responded to a 911 call of a cyclist hit on E. 14th St. near First Ave. Cops found a 72-year-old woman unconscious and unresponsive with severe trauma to the head.

An E.M.S. ambulance transported the victim to Bellevue Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

According to a preliminary police investigation, a 33-year-old man was driving a 2019 Cadillac SUV eastbound on 14th St., when he reversed into a parking space. The cyclist was crossing E. 14th St. from north to south midblock, when she was struck by the SUV as it was backing up.

The vehicle’s operator remained at the scene.

Another angle of the area where the victim may have been fatally struck. (Google Street View)

The investigation remains ongoing.

Apparently, the woman did have ID on her. But police spokespersons told The Village Sun that while they do know the woman’s identity, per department protocol, they cannot release her name until they first notify her family.

However, to date, police have been unable to track down any family members for her.

Sergeant Vega, from Stuyvesant Town Public Safety, said while he did not know who the victim was, he did know that she was not a Stuy Town resident.

The Village Sun will keep trying to find out the woman’s identity.


  1. Barry Benepe Barry Benepe May 25, 2020

    Was she wearing a helmet? Was she riding or walking her bike across 14th Street at midblock?

    • The Village Sun The Village Sun May 25, 2020

      We’re working on finding out more information on this story.

      • Tyson White Tyson White September 17, 2020

        Why is her wearing a helmet relevant? She’s over 13 and not required by law to wear one.

        Half of all traumatic brain injuries are by people in cars. Do you ask when a driver is killed if they were wearing a helmet?

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