May 29, 2018 By Christian Murray
A bicyclist is dead after being run over by a box truck near MoMA PS11 Tuesday, police said.
The victim, a 45-year-old man, was killed in the vicinity of 21st Street and 46th Avenue at about 3 p.m., after being thrown onto the street when he was struck by a door of a parked car that opened.
When police arrived on the scene the victim had severe trauma to the head and body. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
A police investigation determined that the victim, whose name his yet to be released, was riding north bound on 21st Street when an individual in a parked car opened a door and struck the bicyclist. When the victim fell off the bicycle and into the road he was run over by a white box truck.
All vehicle operators remained on the scene.
The driver of the box truck was taken into custody for not having a valid driver’s license. The police investigation continues.