BAYSIDE — A 78-year-old cyclist was struck and killed in a collision with a driver Wednesday morning, police said.
Flushing resident Michael Schenkman was found lying in the street near the intersection of 223rd Street and Northern Boulevard at 6:30 a.m., according to the NYPD.
Schenkman was cycling eastbound on Northern Boulevard when he was struck by the driver of a black Chevrolet Impala heading in the same direction, police said.
The cyclist suffered severe trauma to the head and body and was rushed to North Shore Manhasset Hospital, where he later died, police said.
The 25-year-old driver remained at the scene and no arrests had been made as of 2:30 p.m., police said. An investigation is ongoing.
Schenkman's neighbors, Angela Foozailov and her son Yakov, described the retired mechanic as an avid cyclist who was kind to his neighbors and loved his wife.
"He is a very good neighbor," Angela said. "He was always so friendly."
Schenkman went for an early-morning bike ride almost every day and loved to fish and barbecue for his wife, his neighbors added.
"Him and his wife have a true love for the ages," Yakov said. "He was just a good person."