Liem Nhan
New York City, d. 23.July.2019, killed by truck while working.

Liem Nhan 

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
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, officials said.

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 sense.”

“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 day.”

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