Pedro Tepozteco
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, 2019.


Another Cyclist Fatally Struck By Truck
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 intersection.

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 is ongoing.

“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.”

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