Volume 20 Issue 7 | June 29 - July 5, 2007
Trial of driver who killed cyclist is delayed
The trial of Eugenio Cidron, 27, charged with vehicular manslaughter and D.W.I. in the Dec. 1, 2006, death of cyclist Eric Ng, 22, on the West Side Highway bike path, has been postponed for the fifth time. On June 20, a N.Y. Supreme Court judge delayed the start of the trial to Aug. 1. Cidron is still out on a $50,000 bail bond.
Barbara Ross, a volunteer with Times Up!, a cycling-environmental group, said Ng also volunteered with the organization.
He was in the cycling community, Ross said. He was involved in a lot of organizations. The part that strikes me is the fact that when a cyclist is killed, theres never enforcement, theres never an investigation, never a ticket issued. The only exception is when alcohol is involved.
Ross said she finds the continual delays of the case to be really disappointing.
Cidron reportedly was drinking at Chelsea Piers before driving a few miles down the bike path, hitting Ng near Clarkson St. His brother told the New York Post last year that Cidron was distraught by the accident and he couldnt believe what happened.
Brendan Chao, Cidrons attorney, said hes still waiting for prosecution documents and its standard for cases to be delayed when theyre in discovery.