A 24-year-old bicyclist who was hit by a truck on the night of October 10 near the intersection of Amsterdam Avenue and 72nd Street died of his injuries on Wednesday, according to a release from the NYPD. Abu Sufian Molliek Rifat, who was from Queens, was riding North on Amsterdam when he “struck the side of the [Northbound] tractor trailer and fell to the ground,” according to an NYPD release.
A witness told us at the time that Rifat “was pinned under the rear wheels” and “in pretty bad shape” once the ambulance arrived.
The driver stayed on the scene and was not charged.
We updated the post to use the exact language from the NYPD release.