Cyclist killed by cab near Brooklyn Museum

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Riders raise their bikes in memory of Solange Raulston, a cyclist who passed away in 2009 at Nassau & McGuinness in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Sunday, January 3, 2009, was the Fifth Annual Memorial Ride & Walk to remember cyclists and pedestrians lost on NYC streets. (Emily Anne Epstein/Metro)

A man was struck and killed by a livery cab while riding his bike near the Brooklyn Museum early Sunday morning, police said.

The cyclist had been traveling eastbound on Eastern Parkway when he was hit by the taxi going the same direction at about 1:15 a.m. He was taken to Methodist Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The Daily News reports that the man was wearing a helmet but was not carrying any identification.

The driver of the livery cab remained on the scene, police said. An investigation is ongoing.


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