We received notification in July 2014 that this ghost bike is no longer there.
As posted on StreetsBlog
According to reports in Gothamist and the Post,
Gomez was westbound on Roosevelt Avenue at approximately 5:45 p.m. when
she was struck just west of 126th Street by the driver of a Nissan
Altima traveling in the same direction. Police initially identified the
victim as a male in his 40s.
The driver, identified as a 50-year-old man, remained at the scene.
It is unclear how he failed to see Gomez as he approached from behind at
eye level in broad daylight. Nevertheless, “no criminality is
suspected,” an NYPD spokesperson told Streetsblog.
There is a discussion
over at Gothamist concerning dangerous conditions on Roosevelt Avenue.
Another cyclist was killed at Roosevelt and 126th in 2000, and three
were injured between 2007 and 2009, according to Transportation Alternatives’ CrashStat. Data show that six pedestrians were also hurt in crashes at the same intersection between 1995 and 2008.