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Teen's death increases number of cycling fatalities to 21 in city

A cycling crash in Long Island has left one person dead. According to the news report from Sept. 21, a teen cyclist was traveling on Borden Avenue when they were struck and killed.

The 14-year-old cyclist was riding alongside a truck at around 1:55 p.m. when the trucker made a right-hand turn and did not notice the cyclist in their path. As the truck made the turn, the cyclist had nowhere to go and fell under the rear tires.

The police reported that the 33-year-old driver felt a bump and stopped right away. That was when they discovered that the teen had been hit. Unfortunately, the cyclist did not survive and was pronounced dead at the scene.

This crash took place under the Pulaski Bridge, which is in an industrial area. The driver was remorseful at the scene, and the owner of the company the man was driving for claims that he was devastated by striking the teen.

Since the beginning of the year, 20 other cyclists have been killed while riding in the city. That has brought the total number up to around double of the number of fatalities that occurred in 2018.

Situations like this one are hard for everyone involved. It's up to the police to determine who was at fault, but in many cases, it is drivers who need to be more aware of their surroundings and to check their mirrors before turning or maneuvering. If you are struck by a driver who is not paying attention, your attorney will help you file a claim for compensation.

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