Woman Hit by Bike in Central Park Dies

A cyclist pedals along a dedicated bike lane in central Berlin on May 18, 2011. Bicycles are a much used way of travel around the mainly flat German capital and has a good network of dedicated bike lanes around the city. AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSEN (Photo credit should read ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)
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Jill Tarlov, the 59-year-old struck by a swerving cyclist on Thursday in Central Park, has passed away. CBS, where Tarlov’s husband works as an executive, released a statement: “As we mourn the loss of our friend and console Mike and his family, we are committed to doing what we can to bring greater public awareness of the perils of unsafe and distracted driving by motorists and cyclists that endangers pedestrians. Far too many people have been killed or seriously injured on our streets.” The rider has not been charged.