A bicyclist was killed early in Harlem early Sunday in an accident with an MTA bus – making him the first cyclist to die in the five boroughs this year, police sources and traffic safety advocates said.
The Bx15 bus was pulling out of a bus stop on 125th Street near Lenox Avenue when Pedro Santiago, 45, tried to cross in front of the bus about 1:25 a.m., according to an MTA spokesman and cops.
Santiago was hit by the middle front bumper, and fell into the road where the bus ran him over, cops said.
The East Harlem resident suffered severe trauma to his head and body and was rushed to Harlem Hospital where he died.
The driver stayed at the scene of the accident. Cops are investigating the accident.