Bicyclist dead, run over by school bus in Central Park transverse

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Wednesday, December 18, 2019
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It happened on the 96th Street Transverse around 8 a.m.

CENTRAL PARK, Manhattan (WABC) -- A bicyclist is dead after being struck by a school bus in Central Park Wednesday morning.

It happened on the 96th Street Transverse around 8 a.m.

Authorities say the bicyclist struck a curb and fell off his bike into the roadway, where he was run over by the school bus.

The 50-year-old bicyclist was pronounced dead at the scene He was later identified as Daniel J. Cammerman, a doctor at Mount Sinai Health System.

Mount Sinai released the following statement:

"We are deeply saddened by the news of the tragic loss of Dr. Daniel J. Cammerman, a beloved physician, teacher, mentor and role model at Mount Sinai Health System and faculty member of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Our prayers and heart-felt sympathy go out to his family, friends, and students and colleagues at Mount Sinai. This is a great loss for the Mount Sinai community. For this reason, we will be offering counseling and support during this very difficult time."

There were 14 children on the bus at the time. None was injured.

The driver stayed at the scene, and no criminality is suspected.

It appears to be the 29th cyclist killed in New York City this year.


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