Truck Strikes, Kills Popular Hofstra U. Professor

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.

  • The Guardrail

    Has anyone biked over the 59th St bridge recently? I ride over it every day, and tonight I took a picture of the riding area on the approach to the bridge by First Ave where there are barricades. There was a fair amount of room a few days ago, but now you can barely get one bike through but they made more room for automobile traffic where there was already ample room. The city needs to do a better job of keeping things safe for the cyclists, this is just ridiculous!

    I posted a few pictures on my site, take a look at the link below:

  • anonymous

    As a musical associate/friend of this very talented bassist and wonderful human being I want to thank you for running this story. Anyone who may have any information about this tragedy is encouraged to contact the NYPD. If you saw anything or know anything please share your information–you might help prevent this from happening to someone else in the future.

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