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Cyclist fatally struck by SUV on Queens street: police

Posted: 10:29 PM, Oct 13, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-14 11:11:13-04

BROAD CHANNEL, Queens — A man riding his bike was fatally struck as he rode on a Queens street Sunday afternoon, police confirmed.

According to authorities, a man driving a Ford Explorer SUV struck the Bogdan Darmetko around 2:40 p.m. as he was riding on Cross Bay Boulevard in Broad Channel.

The Darmetko, 65, was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounce dead, police said.

The 32-year-old driver of the SUV remained on the scene, according to officials.

Police said no criminality is detected but the investigation is ongoing.

The New York Daily News reports Darmetko was the 23rd cyclist killed on city streets this year. If counting motorized e-bikes, he would be the 25th.

Editor’s note: Officials initially gave a different age for the victim.