Cyclist Killed Near Center Boulevard in LIC This Morning

Accident scene

 

3pm: See update and links below

A reader has shared the horrible news that a bicyclist was killed in Hunters Point this morning.  It apparently occurred around 9am on 2nd Street and Borden Avenue when the rider was hit by a car.  Per the photo above it looks like a silver Chrysler sedan remained in the cordoned-off accident site.  One witness said she saw emergency personnel performing CPR and getting no response.  If correct, this is the second death of a cyclist by car in Hunters Point in under a year, the previous one occurring in May on 21st Street.  More details forthcoming, but a very sad day in Long Island City.


According to Patch.com, the victim was a 53-yr old white male who was riding east on Borden when a car going south on 2nd Street struck.  AMNY gives the the victim’s name as Robert Spencer, who’s address is 2 mins away from the site.

Cyclist Struck, Killed by Driver in LIC

Locals Asked For Bike Lanes on This Stretch of Borden Two Months Prior to Cyclist Dyingthe Murano Condo Association sent the request to city officials and CB2

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