Another Bicycle in NYC to Memorialize Accident Victim
Posted on Mar 01, 2009
In yesterday's New York Times, there was an article describing how a middle-aged couple tends to a white bicycle that was placed at a Manhattan street corner to memorialize the location where their 24 year-old daughter was killed when a van collided with her bicycle. She died from her personal injuries, which included traumatic brain injuries, shortly thereafter.
Unfortunately, it appears that this couple's experience is not unique; bicycle advocates, in an effort to call greater attention to the fact that approximately 20 bike riding fatalities per year have occurred in New York City since 2005, have erected similar memorials across the City.