Cyclist Blamed For His Own Death During Trial Of a USPS Truck Driver Who Killed Him
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.”