New York City, d. 17.April.2019,
killed by truck.
Pedro Tepozteco, 26, was a New York City food delivery
cyclist. A truck driver tried to pass him but the passenger-side
rear tires struck Pedro and he was knocked to the ground and killed.
Pedro Tepozteco of Sunset Park was fatally struck by the driver of a
Hino box truck at 5:30 p.m. on April 17th, on 47th Street near 17th
Avenue in Borough Park. An initial police report claimed that Pedro
“fell into the side of the truck,” a narrative advocates condemned
as victim blaming. Gothamist was not able to reach friends or family
of Pedro. However, the Daily News spoke to one neighbor this spring
who said the 26-year-old was originally from Mexico, and a
hardworking delivery cyclist for a restaurant.
From - 2019. Was An Extremely Deadly Year For NYC Cyclists
Here Are Their Stories, (BY EMMA WHITFORD), Gothamist, December 17,
Another Cyclist Fatally Struck By Truck
By ZAINAB IQBAL
Bklyner, April 18, 2019
BORO PARK – A 26-year-old cyclist died after being struck by a box
truck early evening yesterday.
At around 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17, Pedro Tepozteco was
cycling westbound on 47th Street on the right side of the road. At
the same time, a 29-year-old was driving a 2017 Hino box truck
heading westbound on 47th Street, approaching the 17th Avenue
According to the cops, as the truck was passing the cyclist,
Tepozteco was struck by the side rear tires. Cops found the young
man lying on the street with severe trauma to the body.
He was taken to Maimonides Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The driver of the truck remained at the scene and the investigation
“Bicyclist deaths are way up in 2019 compared to the same time last
year, and the administration is dragging its feet on so many street
safety plans that could help prevent crashes like these,”
Transportation Alternatives told Bklyner. “The City Council needs to
pass the Vision Zero Street Design Standard immediately because it’s
becoming clear that the mayor isn’t going out of his way to protect
people who travel on two wheels.”