The above photo was sent to us by a tipster who took the picture at Powers Street and Bushwick Avenue shortly after the August 30th bike accident that killed 29-year-old dancer Erica Abbott. The tipster says, “I took this photo to show the wooden barrier that caused Erica to swerve into traffic.”
Abbott was cycling along Bushwick Avenue (which doesn’t have bike lanes) when she fell off her bike and was hit by a Mercedes. She was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead.
According to our tipster, “two neighbors and myself had to move that barrier out of the road two days after the her [sic] accident.”
The contractor in charge of the construction at that site, YBG Construction, didn’t return calls for comment.