Amelia was riding her bike north on First avenue when a minivan crossing 49th street crashed into her.
Her friends and family transformed a bike belonging to Amelia's mother into a ghostbike and installed it on that corner in her memory. It is visited and decorated often by her many friends, her family and strangers in the neighborhood, as was reported in this New York Times article.
Amelia graduated from Laguardia High School and SVA. She was an artist and a resident of the Flux Factory where she participated recently in the show Everything Must Go!. She also showed her work in several other galleries in the past few years.
Her friend Nick wrote on his blog
Amelia was a terribly smart individual, who on a personal level always managed to poke fun at me in a way few others could or would even dare! hah! Her intellect however was usurped by her inclination and ability to enjoy life and have fun, and she loved to have fun! It’s hard to find an image of Amelia on her own, as she was always giving - even in the photographic sense - to those around her.
When we visited Amelia's ghost bike, in the Fall of 2008, children had stopped by to fix up the flowers that had blown over on that windy corner.
Recently the memorial had been moved to a new location possibly due to concerns from a local resident or employee over its original placement.