A homeless man who flew off his e-bike when he crashed into a pedestrian in Central Park has died, police said Thursday.
Charles Cheeseboro, Jr., 43, was riding his battery-powered two-wheeler near Terrace Drive at around 3:20 p.m. Monday when he struck Pinchas Berger, 77, who was in a crosswalk.
The crash left Cheeseboro with a serious head injury — he was taken to Weill Cornell Medical Center where he died two days later.
He was a registered sex offender for attempted promoting prostitution and profiting from prostitution of a 15-year-old girl, state records show.
Cheeseboro grew up in Manhattan and was living in a homeless shelter at the time of his death.
His father, Charles Cheeseboro, Sr., 66, told the Daily News his son used to work with the Doe Fund, a nonprofit that assists homeless people, but had kidney failure and fell on hard times.
Cheeseboro is survived by four kids, who range in age from 17 to 21.
“I’m just trying to make sure his kids are okay,” Cheeseboro, Sr. said. “He was a significant part of their life.”
Cheeseboro’s sister, Tara Cheeseboro, 47, said her brother loved to ride bikes.
“It’s a tragedy what happened but he was doing something that he loved,” she said. “He was outgoing, always kept people laughing.”
Tara said she’s become too nervous to ride her own bike in the city — 19 cyclists have been killed across the five boroughs this year, not including those on e-bikes.