Bicyclists in Central Park. Photo by Dan Nguyen.
A 54-year-old woman from Texas who fell off her bicycle in Central Park near 80th Street last month has died from her injuries, according to police. Gloria Garcia of Corpus Christi, Texas, sustained head trauma in the fall, which occurred around 2 p.m. on July 17.
“EMS responded and transported the female to NY Presbyterian Hospital in critical condition where she succumbed to her injuries on August 24, 2016. A preliminary investigation reveals that the bicyclist was travelling southbound on West Drive at West 80 Street when she lost control of the bicycle and fell to the ground. The investigation is ongoing.”
A bicyclist sustained another severe injury on Wednesday. A man went over his handlebars while swerving to avoid a runner in the park near 102nd Street.