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Man struck by NYC garbage truck while riding e-bike has died

2019-09-24

An e-biker struck and critically injured by a garbage truck at a Brooklyn street corner earlier this month has succumbed to his injuries, officials said Tuesday.

Abdul Bashar, 62, of the Bronx, died at New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital on Sept. 18, 10 days after he collided with a Pride Recycling and Demo truck at the corner of 12th St. and Third Ave. in Gowanus, officials said.

Bashar had just rolled off the sidewalk into the crosswalk on his black Talig e-bike awhen he clipped the front bumper of the garbage truck, which was making a left turn from Third Ave. onto 12th St. about 9:30 p.m. Sept. 8.

Bashar was thrown from his e-bike and struck his head on the asphalt, officials said. He was drifting in and out of consciousness as medics rushed him to the hospital, officials said.

The driver, who had the light, remained at the scene. No charges were filed.

As of Sunday, 21 cyclists have been killed in crashes on city streets, compared to 10 in all of 2018.