The cyclist who was struck and killed by a delivery truck at Bedford Avenue and Empire Boulevard on Tuesday has been identified as 24-year-old Emma Blumstein. Witnesses told CrownHeights.info that Blumstein was biking south on Bedford while the truck was turning left onto Empire. “She was just coming so fast and I was already into the turn; I just could not stop,” the driver told a reporter, who noted that they were "visibly shaken." This is an exceedingly common crash known as a left cross. The NYPD said there was no criminality suspected.
Streetsblog notes that if you live in the area where the crash occurred and are concerned about the safety of pedestrians and cyclists, you should speak to Deputy Inspector John Lewis of the 71st Precinct, or contact Council Member Mathieu Eugene.