It’s sad to report that on Thursday, Aug. 19 at about 5:30 p.m., Cobble Hill resident Jeffrey Axelrod was killed on the Lower East Side in a cycling accident.
Axelrod, 52, was an avid cyclist and the head of the Cobble Hill CSA, and was a fixture at Tuesday pickups at Christ Church on Kane and Clinton streets. He was riding on Christie Street and turning on to Delancey when he collided with a cement truck and pulled under. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to a recent article in The New York Daily News, there have been 523 motor vehicle accidents at the intersection of Essex and Delancey streets, including 134 involving pedestrians and bicyclists, between 1998 to 2010, according to information from the state Department of Transportation. It’s one of the deadliest intersections in NYC. Axelrod’s accident was nearby, at Christie and Delancey.
Read more at The Village Voice and the Daily News.