Hit-and-Run Driver Kills E-Bike Delivery Worker on East Houston
A hit-and-run driver, who may have been chased by police beforehand, struck and killed a delivery cyclist on the Lower East Side late Thursday night.
Shortly after 11:00pm, the driver of a black Subaru Outback hit 24-year-old Borkot Ullah on his e-bike while crossing East Houston Street at Clinton Street. The motorist did not stop, and the victim was transported to Bellevue Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Streetsblog actually has video of the gruesome collision. The clip from the scene appears to show the cyclist had the light and that the driver swerved around stopped traffic to blow through the red light, ultimately striking Ullah. After the crash, the driver is seen racing away at high speed with two unmarked police cars in pursuit.
No arrests have been made as yet.
According to Gothamist, more than 131 people have died in vehicle crashes so far this year, the highest total to-date since Mayor de Blasio took office in 2014.