NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A cyclist who was killed in a hit-and-run in Williamsburg, Brooklyn this week was a longtime and well-liked record store clerk in the area, according to a published report.
Shortly before 4 a.m. Monday, police responded to a 911 call of a man struck by a vehicle on Meeker Avenue between Frost Street and Manhattan Avenue in Brooklyn, police said.
Responding officers found the 32-year-old man lying in the street with head trauma, police said.
Paramedics took the man to Bellevue Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.
Police determined that the man was struck by a vehicle that sped off afterward.
The man has been identified as Christopher Meyer, who had worked for at least five years at the Sound Fix record store, at 44 Berry St. in Brooklyn, which went out of business this past spring, according to a Gothamist report.
Former Sound Fix store owner James Bradley told the publication Meyer was a “rare spirit” who was “sweet and kind” and made people laugh.
Bradley said the only thing about Meyer that worried him was that he bicycled everywhere, the publication reported.
Meyer, of Greenpoint, went to work at Permanent Records, at 181 Franklin St. in Brooklyn, after Sound Fix closed, the publication reported.
Gothamist reported that video footage exists of a cyclist riding under the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, which Meeker Street runs alongside, before striking a curb and falling.
Visitation for Meyer is planned for Friday between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., and between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., at the Marinello Funeral Home, at 493 Middle Country Rd. in Coram, according to Greenpointers.com.
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