New York City, d. 23.July.2019, killed
by truck while working.
Liem Nhan was biking on McGuinness
Boulevard in Greenpoint shortly before 4:00 p.m. on July 23rd --
hours after Alex Cordero was fatally struck -- when a box truck
driver fatally hit him. Both cyclist and driver were headed south,
according to an initial police report. Gothamist was not able to
contact friends or family of Liem, but obtained his official Taxi
and Limousine Commission photo. According to the Daily News, Liem, a
Vietnamese immigrant, was killed on his first day working as a
food-delivery cyclist. Prior to that he had been registered with the
TLC since at least 1990, a spokesperson said. The 58-year-old was
living in Flushing at the time of his death.
From - 2019. Was An Extremely Deadly Year For NYC Cyclists Here Are
Their Stories, (BY EMMA WHITFORD), Gothamist, December 17, 2019.
Bicyclist critically injured in Queens crash — after two bicyclists
killed in last 12 hours
By KAREN XIA and THOMAS TRACY
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 24, 2019
A 28-year-old bicyclist was clinging to life after being struck by
an SUV in Queens early Wednesday, just 12 hours after two victims
were killed riding their bikes in Brooklyn and Staten Island,
The victim was pedaling in the crosswalk across Jamaica Ave. near
Woodhaven Blvd. in Woodhaven when the Nissan Rogue slammed into him
about 12:30 a.m., cops said.
First responders found the victim sprawled out on the street with
severe trauma to his body. He was rushed to Jamaica Hospital in
critical condition, authorities said.
The 38-year-old motorist remained at the scene. No charges were
immediately filed. A preliminary review showed that the motorist had
the green light when he struck the bicyclist, sources said.
At about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, a tow truck fatally struck 17-year-old
Alex Cordero as he biked past the corner of Castleton Ave. and Clove
Road in Staten Island.
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Cordero’s stepmother, Carolina Valenzuela, 31, told the Daily News
that he was a “happy child."
“He liked going to the pool, to the park. He biked everywhere. He
had a lot of friends,” she said Tuesday. “He loved to laugh. He was
a very funny child. He was a very good child.”
About three hours later in Brooklyn, 58-year-old Liem Nhan was
fatally struck by a box truck as he rode south on McGuinness Blvd.
near Norman Ave. in Greenpoint.
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Friends said Nhan, a Vietnamese immigrant, was just starting his
first day as a food deliveryman when he was killed. He previously
worked as a taxi driver for about 20 years, the friends said.
Nhan and the box truck were traveling in the same direction at the
time of the collision, cops said.
“He was very nice, always helped us with random things,” said Duy
Nguyen, 20, whose father was friends with the victim since
childhood. “We used to send our computers over when we were little
if they had problems and he’d fix them.”
“All of a sudden he just got hit and died right after. It’s just so
sudden,” said Nguyen’s sister Amy Nguyen. “It doesn’t make any
“Of course they’re going to get hit by cars—there’s no lane for them
and they go in the road,” she added. “Why don’t they have lanes?”
Neither driver was immediately charged In Tuesday’s fatal crashes.
Advocacy group Transportation Alternatives has called the surge in
bicycle deaths a “state of emergency” for Mayor de Blasio’s Vision
Zero initiative, which aims to eventually reduce preventable city
traffic deaths to zero.
The group also called on the mayor to join them on a bike ride to
"experience firsthand the reality New York City cyclists face every