A bicyclist died of his injuries in Woodside after he was hit by a bus on Wednesday night.
According to police, at 11:23 p.m. on Sept. 2, the NYPD responded to a 911 call regarding a motor vehicle collision involving a bicyclist struck in the vicinity of 32nd Avenue and 51st Street. Upon their arrival, officers found 50-year-old Salvador Chairez-Rodriguez lying in the roadway with severe trauma to his body.
An investigation found that the MTA Q18 bus was traveling southbound on 51st Street when it hit Chairez-Rodriguez, who was riding his bike westbound on 31st Avenue against a steady red light. Chairez-Rodriguez was dragged by the bus until he was dislodged at 32nd Avenue.
Chairez-Rodriguez was rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital/Queens, where he was pronounced dead.
No arrests have been made at this time. The investigation is ongoing.