NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A funeral will be held Wednesday for a former 1010 WINS employee who died after being hit by a cyclist in Central Park.
Jill Tarlov was struck last Thursday on West Drive at 62nd Street at a traffic light-enforced crosswalk and suffered head trauma.
Tarlov was married to Mike Wittman, a senior vice president of finance at CBS.
In an emailed statement Monday morning, Wittman said his wife was taken far too soon and thanked those who kept her in their thoughts and prayers.
The couple has two children — a son, Matthew, and a daughter, Anna.
So far, no charges have been filed against the cyclist, 31-year-old Jason Marshall.
The Manhattan District Attorney’s office has launched an investigation and city officials have begun looking at new enforcement measures.
Polly Trottenberg, the city’s transportation commissioner, said officials will explore ways to prevent other such accidents.
It’s not clear how fast the cyclist who hit Tarlov was riding, but Trottenberg said lowering the bike speed limit in the park from 25 is a possibility.
The de Blasio administration launched Operation Safe Cycle last month to go after drivers and cyclists who failed to obey traffic laws. Cyclists throughout the five boroughs received 4,300 tickets and motorists over 3,200.
About half the cyclist violations have were for failure to stop at a red light.
Donations in Tarlov’s memory may be sent to the address below in lieu of flowers:
Jill Tarlov Fund
c/o Charles Lenore, Esq
Day Pitney LLP
242 Trumbull Street
Hartford, CT 06103
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