Near Rockaway Beach, Second Cyclist Death of the Week

08/04/2011 10:30 AM |

Cross Bay Parkway near Rockaway Beach.

  • Cross Bay Parkway near Rockaway Beach.

On Tuesday night 70-year-old cyclist Andrzei Wiesniuk was hit by a car while trying to cross a northbound lane on Cross Bay Parkway near Beach Channel Drive to reach its southbound bike lane near Rockaway Beach. Wiesniuk, a resident of Ridgewood, was taken to Peninsula Hospital, where he died from his injuries.

In an unusual turn, though, the Daily News reports that the driver of the 2011 Acura that struck Wiesniuk, 21-year-old Jonathan Rincon of Ozone Park, was arrested. His crime had nothing to do with the fatal accident though: he was driving with a suspended license.

This is the second bike fatality of the week, following the death on Monday morning of 29-year-old cyclist Robert Doyle in Bushwick.