On Tuesday, February 21, a man died after crashing his e-bike into a park bench along the Henry Hudson Parkway bike lane by West 94th Street. A New York Police Department spokesperson told ILTUWS the victim’s name was Jacobo Villano Pardo, 32, of Harlem.
Police received a call about the incident, arriving on the scene at roughly 5 p.m. to find Villano unconscious at the site of West 94th Street and the Henry Hudson. Not wearing a helmet, Villano suffered serious trauma to the head and was found lying on the cement, said an officer.
Villano was hurried to Mount Sinai Morningside at 419 West 114th Street between Amsterdam Avenue and Morningside Drive where he was pronounced dead, said an officer, who went on to explain that the New York Police Department’s investigation currently shows Villano was traveling south on the Henry Hudson when his e-bike made contact with a park bench.
Back in August, a woman riding a gas-powered scooter was killed on the Henry Hudson Highway when she lost control of her vehicle, causing it to flip over the guardrail before getting struck by a motorcycle by 104th Street. The woman was not wearing a helmet, the New York Post reported.