Bicyclist dies after colliding with truck in Bushwick

A woman died after she collided with a fuel truck while riding her bike in Bushwick, according to police.

A woman died after she collided with a fuel truck while riding her bike in Bushwick, according to police. (6/7/16)

BROOKLYN - A woman died after she collided with a fuel truck while riding her bike in Bushwick, according to police.

The incident happened around 6:45 a.m. Tuesday. Police say a fuel truck was heading north on Evergreen Avenue when it began making a left turn onto Hart Street as the cyclist was riding north on Evergreen in the bike lane, and the two collided.

Police arrived on scene to find the woman, identified as 27-year-old Leah Sylvain, of Connecticut, lying on the pavement with head trauma. She was taken to Woodhull Hospital and pronounced dead.

The truck driver, 52-year-old Joseph Cherry, was arrested at the scene and faces charges including failure to yield.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

VIDEO: Interview with SUNY Old Westbury President Dr. 1 VIDEO: Interview with SUNY Old Westbury president
Candlelight vigil held Monday for the 2 Bellport 2 Vigil held for Bellport students murdered in Central Islip
At least six people have been arrested and 3 Six arrested, 4 more sought in Coney Island gang assault video
VIDEO: Interview with former Suffolk County Executive Steve 4 VIDEO: Interview with former Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy
News 12 viewers took to Facebook to discuss 5 The Buzz: 8-year-old wanders out of charter school, found walking along train tracks

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE