Assumed Brooklyn assault actually result of a fatal E-bike accident

New York City is launching a new crackdown on motorized bicycles, known as e-bikes, which are illegal on city streets.

With 2020 being a high-ranking year for traffic-related injuries and deaths, 2021 seems to be following a similar pattern.

On Jan. 6 at approximately 2:48 p.m. police responded to what they believed was an assault in front of 1386 Ralph Avenue in the East Flatbush area of Brooklyn.

Upon arrival, NYPD from the 67th Precinct found a 26-year-old male victim, conscious, but with trauma throughout his body.

Quick to the scene were EMS who transported the male to Brookdale Hospital where he sadly succumbed to his extensive injuries.

As it turns out the deceased, identified as Cheng Wang of Sunset Park, Brooklyn, had not been subject to an attack or altercation. Rather, the NYPD Highway District’s Collision Investigations Squad determined that the deceased had been traveling southbound on Ralph Avenue when he lost control of his E-Bike and, for unknown reasons, fell to the ground causing internal injuries. The NYPD Highway District’s Collision Investigation Squad is continuing the investigation.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential.

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