Teen bicyclist fatally struck by car at Queens Plaza

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A Long Island City teenager died this week after being struck by a car while riding his bicycle through Queens Plaza last month, police announced on Friday.

Kevin Lopez, 18, of 10th Street died Wednesday of injuries he sustained in the accident that occurred on the afternoon of July 28 along Queens Plaza North and 29th Street.

At about 2:14 p.m. that day, authorities said, Lopez was riding his bicycle northbound on 29th Street in a designated bike lane when he was struck by a 2010 Mercedes-Benz 550, driven by a 35-year-old man, traveling westbound on Queens Plaza North.

Police said the impact threw Lopez from his bike onto the hood of the car. Lopez struck the windshield of the Mercedes-Benz before finally landing on the pavement.

Officers from the 108th Precinct and EMS units rushed to the scene and found Lopez with severe head trauma. Paramedics brought him to Cornell Medical Center, where he died on Wednesday.

Neither the driver nor a 39-year-old male passenger inside the Mercedes-Benz were injured.

No charges have been filed, and an investigation is ongoing.


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