A man on a moped was struck and killed in the Bronx early Saturday by a woman driving a sedan, who was later arrested for driving while intoxicated, police said.
Around 12:20 a.m. Saturday, Frank Davila, 59, of Soundview was heading south on Rosedale Avenue near the Bruckner Boulevard service road when he was hit by Stephanie Mendez, 33, who was driving a grey 2005 Volvo sedan east on the service road, according to police.
Davila was taken to NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi where he was pronounced dead, police said. Davila lived less than a block from the site of the collision.
Mendez, also of the Bronx, who remained at the scene, was not injured and taken into custody, according to police. Around 1:46 a.m. she was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated and driving while ability impaired by alcohol. Mendez was due to be arraigned Saturday in Bronx Criminal Court, according to the Daily News.
In another fatal collision in the Bronx, a cyclist died Thursday afternoon after he collided with a tractor-trailer on Thursday on the Bruckner Boulevard near the intersection of Brown Place, according to police.
Michael Basurto Larino, 22, was heading westbound on Bruckner Boulevard when he “collided into the rear” of the truck heading south on Brown Place, police said. Larino was taken to NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln where he was pronounced dead. No charges have been filed in that collision and the investigation was ongoing.
There have been at least 197 fatalities in traffic collisions this year through November 1st, according to the NYPD’s traffic data. Transportation Alternatives, which advocates for street safety, disputes those numbers, issuing a report last month that logged more than 200 traffic-related deaths.
"This crash took place on a particularly hostile stretch of Bruckner Boulevard, just a block west of where a protected bike lane turns north toward the Willis Avenue Bridge entrance," said Danny Harris, executive director for Transportation Alternatives, in a statement Friday. "This corridor is a truck route, and precisely the type of street that requires complete, dedicated bike infrastructure which separates people on bikes from multi-ton tractor trailers."