Update February 3, 2017- The defendant, 26-year old Samuel Silva, pleaded guilty in a deal offered by the DA, in order to avoid 7-years in the slammer if he had gone to trial. Silva was drunk at the time of murdering Olga Cook.
Update July 14, 2016- Downtown Express has a photo of the woman killed on her bike last month.
June 12, 2016- ABC reports that a woman was on a bicycle Saturday night when a white Ford SUV struck her. The driver fled the scene, but an off-duty MTA cop found the vehicle three blocks away and apprehended the suspect.
The accident happened before 8:00 PM on June 11th, at Chambers and West Streets.
The woman later died. Her name and the name of the perpetrator have not been released. Police described has a 26-year-old male and charged him with manslaughter.
As an editor’s note, I have stopped riding bikes down here for the most part because the bike path is too crowded and dangerous. We have published numerous stories on the dangers of these pedestrian intersections of West Street, especially near the WTC and 9/11 memorial.