An electric bike rider who was “doored” by a taxi passenger on 11th Avenue in Manhattan in January died of his injuries. Neither the driver nor his passenger was summonsed for the illegal act.
According to police, Kwok Kwan, 66, was cycling on 11th Avenue near 37th Street at around 11:00am on Jan. 16 when he “struck the open rear passenger door” of a 2016 Toyota Prius taxi dropping off a passenger. Kwan suffered head trauma in the fall from his e-bike but was not struck by another vehicle, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Morningside Hospital in stable condition but died on Feb. 11.
The 42-year-old taxi driver remained at the scene and was not initially charged. Police said the investigation is ongoing.
Source: StreetsBlog NYC