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Bicyclist, 74, killed while riding in Hurst

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A 74-year-old bicyclist was killed while he rode down the streets of Bensonhurst on Memorial Day, police report

Cops say Mai Zhang was riding at the corner of Benson Avenue and Bay 26th Street — just a few blocks from his home — when he was hit by a sedan and killed at the scene.

Police said they are still investigating the incident.

Zhang wasn’t the only person killed by an automobile this weekend.

A car struck a 53-year-old man walking in the Bay Ridge-bound lane near Exit 5 of the Balt Parkway on May 26. The driver remained at the scene, where emergency medical workers pronounced the man dead. It is unclear why the man was walking on the roadway.

Authorities have not yet release his name.

Reach reporter Will Bredderman at wbredderman@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-4507. Follow him at twitter.com/WillBredderman.

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Mike from Williamsburg says:
Memorial Day was the day the Brooklyn Paper published the article about how no one bikes in Bensonhurst.
May 29, 2013, 5:10 pm
Rufus Leaking from BH says:
It may not be true. . . this is Bredderman.
May 29, 2013, 5:47 pm
old time brooklyn from slope says:
Memorial Day was the day the Brooklyn Paper published the article about how no one bikes in Bensonhurst.

not anymore
May 29, 2013, 9:34 pm
Mike from Carroll Gardens says:
Again with this subtly influential wording... so, was the sedan driving itself? I didn't think we had that technology yet. These stories need to be reported that '...a cyclist/ pedestrian was struck and killed by the driver/ motorist of a sedan/ car/ truck...' to be accurate. As this is worded it's as if there wasn't a driver, or if there was, that they were a powerless observer of the tragic crash, which is usually not the case.
May 31, 2013, 6:55 am
this ain't China says:
This isn't China! Why are grown men riding little bikes? It's not safe genius.
June 10, 2013, 12:23 am

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