Chain-reaction car crash kills bicyclist in Brooklyn

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a bicyclist has been killed and a pedestrian and driver are injured after a car slammed into a sports utility vehicle in a Brooklyn intersection.

Police say an 18-year-old man was driving a 2019 Dodge Charger that struck the SUV broadside around 12:30 p.m. Sunday. The SUV hit a 52-year-old bicyclist, who was pronounced dead at a hospital. Police identified him as Jose Alzorriz of Brooklyn.

The pedestrian and the 39-year-old driver of the Honda SUV were taken to a hospital in stable condition. Names of the drivers and pedestrian were not immediately released.

Transportation Alternatives said the bicyclist was the 19th killed on New York City streets in 2019, compared to 10 in all of 2018. The group advocates safer streets for biking and walking.


This story has been corrected to show Jose Alzorriz was the bicyclist, not the pedestrian.

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