Bicycle Crash Deaths More Than Double Last Year

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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — Bicycle advocates are very concerned after 15 cyclists have been killed this year in New York City.

That’s more than double compared to last year.

The group Transportation Alternatives has called on the mayor for help to put a plan in action.

The latest victim was a 28-year-old who was killed in East Williamsburg by a cement truck.

The medical examiner recently determined that a 74-year-old New Jersey resident who was hit by a UBS truck in Hudson yards died because of the injuries he received while riding a CitiBike.

The organization says this is a state of emergency for cyclists.