Nurse Killed Biking House On Infamous Brooklyn Avenue: Cops
SUNSET PARK, BROOKLYN — A nurse at NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn was fatally hit by a motorbike whereas she was one her method residence from an in a single day shift on Saturday, in keeping with police and stories.
Clara Kang, 31, was biking on 56th Road round 7:40 a.m. when a motorbike driving on north Third Avenue collided together with her, sending each riders flying via the air, police mentioned.
Kang was discovered unconscious and unresponsive on the road and was taken again to NYU Langone, the place she was pronounced useless. The motorcyclist was additionally dropped at the hospital and is in crucial however steady situation, police mentioned.
Kang, who lived in Lengthy Island Metropolis, was remembered within the wake of the crash as a faithful nurse engaged on the frontlines in the course of the coronavirus disaster and a loving good friend, in keeping with a GoFundMe set as much as assist her household.
“She had the largest coronary heart and lived her life to take care of others; not simply in her work however in her private life as properly,” good friend Elaine Lee wrote on the fundraiser.
Lee recalled how Kang would name continuously to verify in when Lee’s mom was sick, in keeping with the fundraiser.
“That is simply who she was, all the time making an effort to be there in instances of want,” she wrote.
Greater than $16,000 had poured into the GoFundMe as of Monday.
Police mentioned the NYPD’s Freeway Patrol Collision Investigation Squad is investigating the crash.
It’s the newest fatality on Third Avenue, the place advocates have long pushed for safety improvements from the town. The hall was just lately amongst 9 New York Metropolis streets the place the pace restrict was modified from 30 to 25 miles per hour in an effort to enhance security.
“[Kang] is at the least the nineteenth killed on New York Metropolis streets so far in 2020 and certainly one of 1000’s of important staff who’ve come to depend on biking as a dependable and bodily distancing-compliant methodology of attending to and from work,” Transportation Options Govt Director Danny Harris mentioned concerning the crash.
“Early on within the pandemic, advocates referred to as on the mayor to rapidly roll out protected bike lanes in order that extra important staff would be capable of commute in a protected method. As a substitute of rising to the event and launching a community of protected lanes, the mayor did the naked minimal, plugging solely a handful of gaps within the metropolis’s bike community.”