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E-bike rider killed in collision with pedestrian in the Bronx: police

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Posted at 3:49 PM, Sep 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-05 15:49:06-04

THE BRONX — An e-bike rider is dead after colliding with a pedestrian in the Bronx early Saturday, police said.

The incident took place at around 1 a.m. Officers discovered a bicyclist and a pedestrian having been involved in the accident at East 135th Street and Willis Avenue at 1:16 a.m.

A 25-year-old man was lying on the roadway with severe head trauma and a 46-year-old man had a shoulder injury. The 25-year-old was taken to a local hospital by EMS, where he was later pronounced dead. The 46-year-old man is at a local hospital in stable condition.

The 25-year-old man operating the e-bike was not wearing a helmet when he struck the 46-year-old pedestrian, according to an NYPD investigation. He suffered head trauma when he fell from the bike to the ground.

No arrests have been made. The investigation is ongoing.