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Ghost Bike for Andre Anderson

May 16, 2006

Tod Seelie sent us a link to his photos of the May 14 memorial ride in the Rockaways for Andre Anderson, a fourteen year old who was killed by an SUV on September 25, 2005. The memorial was attended by members of Andre’s family, friends, and the bike community.
Andre’s family has unsuccessfully been trying to press charges against the driver (who has openly made remarks about his lack of remorse) and have recieved lack of support from the authorities.

What makes Andre’s death more of a shame is that according to Right of Way Andre’s death falls into recognizable patterns, in accordance with their year 2000 analysis of cyclist deaths in New York, that Queens District Attorney Richard Brown has shown no interest in investigating Andre’s death, and that the DoT has not taken any action to make sure that nobody else dies there by installing speed bumps and traffic lights.

Check out for more info. Tod Seelie has a report and photos on Suckapants.

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3 comments on “Ghost Bike for Andre Anderson”

My sincere gratitude to everyone that cared – love you all
These pictures are forever cherished the pain is still so real

Why is it ok for drivers to kill cyclists in NYC and not be held accountable
no speeding ticket, no breathalyzer – a cyclist life doesnt matter?
This is my son and i need justice for his death the laws need to change in NYC
remain at the scene and walk free – who make this the protocol

Why is it ok in NY for a driver to kill a cyclist and just remain at the scene and not been charged – not given a breathalyzer or even a speeding ticket when the coroner clearly states he wasn’t struck at speed limit for that area. Andre is my son and I still cry for him; my heart will forever be broken as no justice was granted.

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