Pedestrian struck by cyclist in Central Park dies

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – A Connecticut woman struck by a cyclist in Central Park has died.

Mike Wittman announced the death of his wife, Jill Tarlov, in an emailed statement Monday morning. He said she was taken far too soon, and thanked those who kept her in their thoughts and prayers.

The 59-year-old Tarlov, of Fairfield, was struck by a bicyclist Sept. 18 and suffered head trauma. She was a former employee of radio station 1010 WINS. Her husband is senior vice president of finance at CBS.

Anton Guitano, chief operating officer at CBS Local Media, and Peter Dunn, president of CBS Television Stations, said they are committed to bringing greater public awareness of distracted driving by motorists and cyclists that endangers pedestrians.

Police say the 31-year-old cyclist remained at the scene. He suffered minor injuries.

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2 comments

  • Chris Hug

    “Anton Guitano, chief operating officer at CBS Local Media, and Peter Dunn, president of CBS Television Stations, said they are committed to bringing greater public awareness of distracted driving by motorists and cyclists that endangers pedestrians.”

    I love how right away people jump to conclusions and feel the need to bring ” greater public awareness of distracted driving by motorists and cyclists that endangers pedestrians”. What about distracted pedestrians too busy texting and walking/listening to music with ear buds that constantly walk in front of cars/buses/trucks? Not saying Mrs. Tarlov was at fault here, but I’m sick of everyone hopping on the “distracted driver” bandwagon every time someone is injured/killed.

  • CarlHungo

    stupid cyclists are always causing massive injuries and even deaths everywhere. we get it. you love wrapping your flabby bodies in spandex and being a “renegade”. big freakin’ deal. 99% of the population knows how to ride a bike, so you aren’t special. a woman is dead because of some idiot trying to act cool.

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