MIDWOOD, Brooklyn — The 87-year-old cyclist who was struck by a vehicle in Brooklyn earlier this week has died, police announced Saturday.
Yevgeny Meskin was found unconscious and unresponsive, lying on the street with severe head trauma, after police were called to a collision involving a bicyclist struck on Ocean Parkway and Avenue P just after 10 a.m. on Oct. 30.
He was taken to the hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, cops said.
Further investigation determined that a 2019 Chrysler Pacifica was traveling north on the Ocean Parkway service road, approaching the Avenue P intersection, with the traffic signal in his favor, police said.
As the vehicle entered the intersection, the 87-year-old cyclist entered the roadway against the traffic signal and was subsequently struck, according to police.
The 36-year-old driver remained at the scene. No arrests have been made.
There have been at least 26 cyclist deaths in the city so far in 2019. Prior to Meskin’s death, there were 25 reported cyclist fatalities, according to the New York Times. This comes as the City Council approved a $1.7 billion “Safer Streets Master Plan.” The bill requires the Department of Transportation to come up with a five-year master plan by the end of 2021.
The plan must include:
- 150 miles of protected bus lanes
- 250 miles of protected bike lanes
- 500 bus stop upgrades
- 2,000 intersection redesigns
- An overhaul policies relating to pedestrian signals, commercial loading and deliveries, along with parking policies