Two people sustained severe injuries in crashes on the Upper West Side Thursday.
A 59-year-old bicyclist named Jing Yin Jiang was hit by a truck driver on Broadway between 88th and 89th Street around 11:30 a.m. on Thursday. The cyclist was taken to St. Luke’s Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to NYPD. The victim lived on Columbus Avenue and 103rd Street.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that a 30-year-old male operator of a white box truck was travelling northbound on Broadway when he struck the bicyclist operating an electric bicycle that was travelling in the same direction as he swerved to avoid a parked vehicle at West 88th Street. The driver remained at the scene.”
In another incident, a woman and man were hit by a car that jumped the curb at 96th and Columbus, with the woman sustaining a severe leg injury, according to NBC.
“Police said that the woman, 63, and man, 53, were both hit by a car at Columbus Avenue and West 96th Street at about 11 a.m.”
We have updated the description of the fatality with new info from the police.