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NYPD: Man on bicycle dies after being struck by SUV in Staten Island crash

NYPD: Man on bicycle dies after being struck by SUV in Staten Island crash

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – A man using a bicycle died after he was struck by an SUV in a crash that prompted a substantial unexpected emergency response Friday morning in Wonderful Kills, in accordance to police.

The incident, in the 200 block of Wilson Avenue around Armstrong Avenue, was called in to police at 10:17 a.m., according to a spokesman for the NYPD’s Deputy Commissioner of Community Facts.

The gentleman was transported to Staten Island College Hospital in Ocean Breeze where he died, according to FDNY and NYPD resources.

The preliminary investigation signifies that the guy, assumed to be in his 40s, was struck by an SUV and turned pinned underneath the auto, according to a supply with information of the investigation.

The SUV driven by a female also sideswiped a vehicle, producing minor harm, and knocked down a street indication, according to the source with information of the investigation. The source mentioned that it’s even now incredibly early in the investigation and law enforcement are trying to ascertain the specific sequence of gatherings.

The driver, who is in her 30s, remained on the scene and has not been billed at this time, the law enforcement spokesman explained.

A crowd of unexpected emergency personnel, together with the FDNY’s Rescue 5 unit, ended up making an attempt to aid the victim in the preliminary aftermath of the crash.

Law enforcement were unable to immediately discover identification for the man on his particular person or at the scene, according to a supply with understanding of the investigation.

Great Kills car crash

A massive emergency response to a auto crash in Good Kills, Friday, February 24, 2023. (Maura Grunlund/Staten Island Advance)

A mangled bicycle was obvious beneath the SUV that had been involved in the crash.

By 10:40 a.m. the NYPD Freeway 5 investigation device experienced arrived onsite.

Neighbors explained a frantic scene exactly where they had been not able to support the gentleman mainly because he was pinned beneath the auto.

“It was horrific, the worst matter I’ve ever observed in my lifestyle,” stated Joe Salemmo. “I drive for a residing and I see a ton of stuff.”

Salemmo and other neighbors wanted to use a person or extra car or truck jacks to lift the SUV off of the sufferer.

“I was hoping to get men and women to get a jack,” Salemmo mentioned, but added that “no a person experienced a jack.”

The bicyclist was wedged under the SUV in a fashion that even the firefighters had to struggle to remove him, Salemmo stated.

Salemmo said he was alerted to the crash by “two booms” that probable occurred when the SUV hit the car or truck and the bicyclist.

Great Kills car crash

FDNY reply to a crash where by a person on a bicycle was struck by a motor vehicle on Wilson Avenue around Armstrong Avenue on the early morning of Friday, Feb. 24, 2023. (Courtesy of Joe Salemmo)


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