Ronald James Burke

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Ronald James Burke
Friday, June 30, 2017
Age: 32

Location:
Linden and Central Ave
Bushwick
Brooklyn , NY
United States

 

Friends of Ronnie made and installed a ghost bike in memory of Ronnie after his fatal crash. But it was removed sometime in the Fall. They hope to install another one soon. 

From the NY Daily News

A bicyclist struck by a hit-and-run driver in Brooklyn has died, cops said Saturday.

Ronald James Burke II, 32, of Lexington, S.C., was riding his bike on
Linden St. when [a driver] collided [into him] with a 2005 Acura MDX at Central Ave. in
Bushwick around 3:30 a.m. Friday, according to police.

The driver initially remained at the scene but left before speaking with cops, authorities said.

Burke’s grieving father, Ronald Burke, 59, said his son was on the way home from work when he died.

Burke told the Daily News his son was a world traveler, had a beaming smile and a “beautiful soul.” 

Photos of Ronnies bicycle show that he was hit from behind.

This fatal crash was also reported on by Gothamist

From DNAInfo:

Eyewitnesses said the cyclist had been struck while riding in the bike lane on Central Avenue,
though a preliminary investigation conducted by the NYPD's Collision
Investigation Squad determined that the driver was headed south on
Central Avenue with the green light when Burke rode east across the
intersection along Linden Street, police said.

The male driver waited at the scene for an ambulance to arrive but drove off before police arrived, according to the NYPD.