News Teen cyclist fatally struck by truck on Staten Island, NYPD says A bicyclist was hit by a car on Staten Island Tuesday, police and fire officials said. By Lauren Cook email@example.com @L_Cook865 Updated July 23, 2019 7:49 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email A 17-year-old bicyclist was hit and killed by a tow truck on Staten Island Tuesday, police said. Alex Cordero was riding his bike west on Castleton Avenue just after noon when he collided with the truck as it traveled south on Clove Road, according to police. He was rushed to Richmond University Medical Center in cardiac arrest, but was pronounced dead upon arrival, police and fire officials said. The 38-year-old driver of the truck remained at the scene, police said. No charges were filed as of Tuesday evening. New York City has been grappling with a spike in fatal crashes involving bicyclists this year. Cordero's death is the 16th cyclist fatality since January — six more than the total for 2018, according to transportation advocates. By Lauren Cook firstname.lastname@example.org @L_Cook865 Lauren joined amNY.com as a news editor in 2016. Previously, she worked as a web producer at CBS New York and News 12. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter More on this topic Vision Zero failing as NYers turn to cars over mass transitTraffic fatalities, cyclist deaths and injuries are all on the rise as city streets handle more motor vehicles. Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.