05 Sep '11, 7pm

2 Cyclists Killed in Brooklyn Neighborhood; 10 Dead in NYC This Year So Far

Around 8:25 p.m., Nicola Djandji was biking with a friend eastbound on Borinquen. As he began to take a left on Rodney, he was struck by a woman in a Toyota Highlander traveling westbound, according to the NYPD. Djandji was found unconscious and unresponsive at the scene, and was pronounced dead on arrival at Woodhull Hospital. It's unclear whether he was wearing a helmet. Djandji was an Egyptian artist. His death was particularly gruesome: he was dragged for half a block by the car, leaving "blood everywhere" according to witnesses. There are allegations that he ran the red light, which is apparently reason enough for the readers of the NY Post to wish death upon him. And here's the Daily News on the second death of the week: Erica Abbott was pedaling her bike southbound on Bushwick Ave. and rode [past] a construction site near Powers St. about 7 p.m., police and witnesse...

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