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Bicycle messenger fatally hit by delivery truck in NYC

June 24, 2019
In this photo provided by Meg Maruyama, police stand near the scene of a bicyclist fatality, Monday, June 24, 2019, in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York. The woman was riding on Sixth Avenue when she was struck by a truck. The driver left the scene, according to police. (AP Photo/Meg Maruyama)
In this photo provided by Meg Maruyama, police stand near the scene of a bicyclist fatality, Monday, June 24, 2019, in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York. The woman was riding on Sixth Avenue when she was struck by a truck. The driver left the scene, according to police. (AP Photo/Meg Maruyama)

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say a bicycle messenger has been fatally struck by a delivery truck in Manhattan.

The victim was hit at around 9 a.m. on Monday on Sixth Avenue between West 23rd and 24th streets. She was pronounced dead at Bellevue Hospital.

According to WABC , authorities say the 20-year-old woman was riding in the middle of the street and not in a bike lane.

They say the truck driver apparently was not aware he had struck someone but returned to the scene after he was flagged down a few blocks away.

The Department of Transportation says the victim was the 11th bicyclist to die this year, compared to 10 cyclists in all of 2018.

The city says cycling is exploding in popularity and it’s continuing to work on safety issues.

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Information from: WABC-TV, http://www.7online.com

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