On June 29, USPS truck driver Sergei Alekseev ran over and killed a cyclist named Jeffrey Williamson, who had the right of way, on 86th and Central Park West. After turning himself in on November 2, Streetsblog reports that Alekseev is facing a misdemeanor charge of failure to yield, and a traffic summons for failure to exercise due care.
Both Alekseev, 62, and Williamson, who was 71 at the time of the incident, were traveling north on Central Park West at about 5:40pm on June 29, police sources told Streetsblog, which goes on to detail how “Alekseev slammed his 2019 Peterbilt truck into Williamson as he made a right turn onto the 86th Street transverse. Williamson was heading straight and had the right of way.”
Williamson’s widow, Christopher Brimer, told Streetsblog that “I’m happy he was charged with something, but a misdemeanor takes almost no consideration that my husband died.”
Brimer’s attorney told the publication that a civil notice of claim has been filed against the Postal Service, but that it won’t be dealt with until after the criminal case has been finalized.