Car Killings Draw Scant Notice
While the death of Arthur Kaye, struck and killed by a delivery bicycle on an Upper West Side sidewalk, provoked a three-day frenzy of media coverage, a retired NYPD police lieutenant killed while bicycling on an East Meadow, Long Island, sidewalk by an "out-of-control" automobile produced barely a ripple of attention in the local press. The former officer, a regular cyclist, was struck and killed by a car that "went out of control" and mounted the sidewalk. The driver of the car was not charged.
In a separate incident, an East Patchogue, L.I., man was hit and killed in front of his home by a driver who "didn't see him." No charges were filed. Neighbors said the street, Bayview Avenue, is a known speed zone, with cars zipping through at nearly 60 mph.