Truck Strikes Biker in Fatal Accident on Delancey [Update]

Posted on: August 18th, 2011 at 6:20 pm by

We are standing outside Bowery Ballroom where a male biker was just run down by a big rig is pinned beneath a cement truck [UPDATE BELOW]. The situation is dire. Said biker reportedly did not survive the accident.

A white sheet covers the back of the struck with blood smears on the pavement. The immediate vicinity is on lockdown.

UPDATE: Eyewitnesses on scene tell us that the cement truck turned right onto Delancey from Chrystie Street, where a cyclist reportedly lost control of his ride and hit the back wheel.  DNAinfo claims that there was a problem with the bicycle chain itself, and that there is no criminality suspected in the incident.  Nevertheless, the driver is still chatting with the cops about everything.  The body remains pinned beneath the back wheels.

As some readers have already pointed out, this accident occurred a stone’s throw from another such tragedy three years ago.  The death of Rasha Shamoon, which is now commemorated by a Ghost Bike on the spot.

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BJF4PCSJKXIG4JAIHWQCW64DQU soothsayer

    I see those trucks all the time, at exactly this hour almost every day. they travel 2-3 in a convoy coming off the manhattan bridge, up chrystie, left on delancey, and up the bowery.    today i wasn’t in the area, was in soho for a bit.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BJF4PCSJKXIG4JAIHWQCW64DQU soothsayer

    I see those trucks all the time, at exactly this hour almost every day. they travel 2-3 in a convoy coming off the manhattan bridge, up chrystie, left on delancey, and up the bowery.    today i wasn’t in the area, was in soho for a bit.

  • Rashinar

    This “Man” on his bike was run over by an Cement truck on Delancey on my way to the J train.  Does it matter that it occurred right @ the white painted pole & bike that signifies “biker killed here”. I saw his lifeless legs at the back of the truck, which means hit & run over, passerbys say to me …”Miss don’t look”… I’m overwhelmed as I walk by staring @ their faces, not wanting to see the gruesome remains. “Is he, Gone, I say. “Yes” & “Damn” they reply as they shake their heads. Somewhere, someone was waiting for him to come back; and he’s not. I just can’t shake that thought.

  • Rashinar

    This “Man” on his bike was run over by an Cement truck on Delancey on my way to the J train.  Does it matter that it occurred right @ the white painted pole & bike that signifies “biker killed here”. I saw his lifeless legs at the back of the truck, which means hit & run over, passerbys say to me …”Miss don’t look”… I’m overwhelmed as I walk by staring @ their faces, not wanting to see the gruesome remains. “Is he, Gone, I say. “Yes” & “Damn” they reply as they shake their heads. Somewhere, someone was waiting for him to come back; and he’s not. I just can’t shake that thought.

  • Rashinar

    This “Man” on his bike was run over by an Cement truck on Delancey on my way to the J train.  Does it matter that it occurred right @ the white painted pole & bike that signifies “biker killed here”. I saw his lifeless legs at the back of the truck, which means hit & run over, passerbys say to me …”Miss don’t look”… I’m overwhelmed as I walk by staring @ their faces, not wanting to see the gruesome remains. “Is he, Gone, I say. “Yes” & “Damn” they reply as they shake their heads. Somewhere, someone was waiting for him to come back; and he’s not. I just can’t shake that thought.

  • Rashinar

    This “Man” on his bike was run over by an Cement truck on Delancey on my way to the J train.  Does it matter that it occurred right @ the white painted pole & bike that signifies “biker killed here”. I saw his lifeless legs at the back of the truck, which means hit & run over, passerbys say to me …”Miss don’t look”… I’m overwhelmed as I walk by staring @ their faces, not wanting to see the gruesome remains. “Is he, Gone, I say. “Yes” & “Damn” they reply as they shake their heads. Somewhere, someone was waiting for him to come back; and he’s not. I just can’t shake that thought.

  • Rashinar

    This “Man” on his bike was run over by an Cement truck on Delancey on my way to the J train.  Does it matter that it occurred right @ the white painted pole & bike that signifies “biker killed here”. I saw his lifeless legs at the back of the truck, which means hit & run over, passerbys say to me …”Miss don’t look”… I’m overwhelmed as I walk by staring @ their faces, not wanting to see the gruesome remains. “Is he, Gone, I say. “Yes” & “Damn” they reply as they shake their heads. Somewhere, someone was waiting for him to come back; and he’s not. I just can’t shake that thought.

  • Davenyc

    I used to ride my bike to my friends store at Mott st (http://laurengabrielson.com) I would go off the williamsburg bridge and then up Delancy. I realize now just how scary it is. I am not sure what is safer, motorcycles or bicycles… I dont think I will ride my bike there for a while, even if I take Norfolk it just seems like no one cares about precious life while they are driving, just rushing to get no where. If they want to make delancy safe they need to SLOW it down!! and take down those timed lights. They let people hit 50-60mph trying to get to the bridge!

  • Davenyc

    I used to ride my bike to my friends store at Mott st (http://laurengabrielson.com) I would go off the williamsburg bridge and then up Delancy. I realize now just how scary it is. I am not sure what is safer, motorcycles or bicycles… I dont think I will ride my bike there for a while, even if I take Norfolk it just seems like no one cares about precious life while they are driving, just rushing to get no where. If they want to make delancy safe they need to SLOW it down!! and take down those timed lights. They let people hit 50-60mph trying to get to the bridge!

  • Davenyc

    I used to ride my bike to my friends store at Mott st (http://laurengabrielson.com) I would go off the williamsburg bridge and then up Delancy. I realize now just how scary it is. I am not sure what is safer, motorcycles or bicycles… I dont think I will ride my bike there for a while, even if I take Norfolk it just seems like no one cares about precious life while they are driving, just rushing to get no where. If they want to make delancy safe they need to SLOW it down!! and take down those timed lights. They let people hit 50-60mph trying to get to the bridge!

  • Davenyc

    I used to ride my bike to my friends store at Mott st (http://laurengabrielson.com) I would go off the williamsburg bridge and then up Delancy. I realize now just how scary it is. I am not sure what is safer, motorcycles or bicycles… I dont think I will ride my bike there for a while, even if I take Norfolk it just seems like no one cares about precious life while they are driving, just rushing to get no where. If they want to make delancy safe they need to SLOW it down!! and take down those timed lights. They let people hit 50-60mph trying to get to the bridge!

  • Davenyc

    I used to ride my bike to my friends store at Mott st (http://laurengabrielson.com) I would go off the williamsburg bridge and then up Delancy. I realize now just how scary it is. I am not sure what is safer, motorcycles or bicycles… I dont think I will ride my bike there for a while, even if I take Norfolk it just seems like no one cares about precious life while they are driving, just rushing to get no where. If they want to make delancy safe they need to SLOW it down!! and take down those timed lights. They let people hit 50-60mph trying to get to the bridge!

  • Davenyc

    I used to ride my bike to my friends store at Mott st (http://laurengabrielson.com) I would go off the williamsburg bridge and then up Delancy. I realize now just how scary it is. I am not sure what is safer, motorcycles or bicycles… I dont think I will ride my bike there for a while, even if I take Norfolk it just seems like no one cares about precious life while they are driving, just rushing to get no where. If they want to make delancy safe they need to SLOW it down!! and take down those timed lights. They let people hit 50-60mph trying to get to the bridge!