On the evening of Tuesday, June 29, 2021, Jeffrey Williams was riding home for dinner in the northbound bike lane on Central Park West when he was fatally struck by a United States Postal Service (USPS) truck driver.
In a turn of events that is disturbingly rare when a cyclist is killed by a driver, Sergei Alekseev was eventually criminally charged in the case.
With a misdemeanor.
A misdemeanor count of “failure to yield,” to be exact. Oh, and in an example of the authorities really cracking down on unsafe drivers, he also received a traffic summons for “failure to exercise due care.”