Tamara Chuchi Kao Killed in Truck Accident in Queens, NY
Queens, NY -- January 5, 2023, Tamara Chuchi Kao was killed as the result of an accident where a cement truck hit her as she rode a bike.
Preliminary details said that the accident happened in the afternoon hours of Thursday at the intersection of 24th Avenue and 29th Street.
According to investigators, 62-year-old Tamara Kao was on a Citi Bike traveling along 24th Avenue. While passing a truck stopped at the light, the truck began moving as the light changed, and the truck hit Kao.
Kao's injuries ultimately proved fatal. Right now, additional details are unavailable. Unfortunately, I'm not shocked to see few details about these events. This only came to my attention because another woman, Sarah Schick, was killed in Brooklyn recently in a similar incident. New York City and its boroughs clearly have a problem with bike and pedestrian safety, and every local advocate I've seen talking about these tragic events are saying loud and clear there needs to be change.
So when does that change come? Will local officials listen to the concerns of the people they're supposed to represent? Or, will more people need to die before those officials get off their butts and do something?