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Truck Strikes, Kills Popular Hofstra U. Professor

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Robert Emmett Bowen III, a highly regarded bass player from Astoria who also was a well-respected music professor at Hofstra University, died Monday after being struck by a truck in a hit-and-run accident on Second Avenue in Manhattan while riding his bicycle. Bowen, a loving father of two school-age children, was 45. (Photo: Newsday)

Robert Emmett Bowen III, a highly regarded bass player from Astoria who also was a well-respected music professor at Hofstra University, died Monday after being struck by a truck in a hit-and-run accident on Second Avenue in Manhattan while riding his bicycle. Bowen, a loving father of two school-age children, was 45. (Photo: Newsday)

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NEW YORK (CBS 2) — A professor, struck and killed while riding his bike in Manhattan, was being remembered fondly Tuesday.

Robert Bowen taught music at Hofstra University. The 45-year-old was hit by a truck on Second Avenue and 59th Street on August 26th.

The father of two died four days later.

The NYPD has been unable to identify the driver who hit him.

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