Truck Fatally Strikes Bicyclist In Brooklyn

Leah Sylvain, 27, was fatally struck by a fuel truck while she was riding her bike to work on Tuesday morning in Brooklyn, officials said. According to police, Sylvain was in the bike lane going in the same direction of the truck on Evergreen Avenue when the truck made a left-turn at the intersection of Hart Street at around 7:30 a.m. and struck her.


When emergency responders arrived, they found Sylvain under the wheels of the fuel truck with severe head trauma. She was pulled from underneath the truck and rushed to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead.


The truck’s driver, Joseph Cherry, 52, remained at the scene. He was arrested and slapped with several charges, including failure to yield. Cherry was accompanied by his son, Anthony, who was in the passenger seat of the truck at the time of the crash.


Cherry was not under the influence of alcohol or drugs, police said. The investigation is ongoing.

For grieving families, it’s important that a full investigation be conducted. For that, a wise first step is to discuss the matter with a legal professional experienced in car accidents.


The attorneys at Morgan Levine Dolan have recovered millions of dollars for those who have been injured or killed in a car accident or any other type of incident involving motor vehicles. If a loved one has been injured or killed in an accident, please contact Jared Levine of Morgan Levine Dolan at 212-785-5115 today.


Source: CBS New York


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