NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Marilyn Dershowitz , the sister-in-law of famed law expert Alan Dershowitz, is dead after being hit by a U.S. postal truck in Manhattan. 
Police say the mail truck hit 68-year-old Marilyn Dershowitz as she rode her bike in Chelsea near West 29th Street and Ninth Avenue Saturday afternoon. 

The retired Manhattan Supreme Court special referee had been out cycling with her husband. She died a short time later at Bellevue Hospital.

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Steve Adelson who has lived in neighborhood for decades, says he and other neighbors have demanded police to direct and monitor traffic in area to avoid accidents like this.

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“It’s crazy. I you don’t pay full attention,you’re likely to be killed,” said Adelson.

Police say the driver left the scene of the accident apparently not realizing he had hit someone. No charges have been filed.

Dershowitz retired in December. She had overseen divorce trials, including the proceedings of Dr. Nicholas Bartha and his wife.

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