A 71-year-old man bicycling up on Central Park West on Tuesday was hit and killed by a postal truck driver making a right turn into the park, according to police.
Update: The deceased man’s name is Jeffrey Williamson. According to the latest police report, he was “traveling northbound on Central Park West when he was struck by a United States Postal Service truck that was traveling northbound on Central Park West and attempting to make a right turn to eastbound West 86 Street….No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing by the NYPD Collision Investigation Squad.”
The incident occurred around 5:40 p.m., at 86th Street and Central Park West. The victim sustained “severe body trauma” and was taken by ambulance to Saint Luke’s Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Police did not release his name on Tuesday night. The postal truck driver remained at the scene. The NYPD is investigating and no charges have been filed. Central Park West has a protected bike lane, although there are gaps at intersections.