Driver who hit, killed Marilyn Dershowitz, sister-in-law of Alan Dershowitz, may not be charged.
Driver who hit, killed Marilyn Dershowitz, sister-in-law of Alan Dershowitz, may not be charged
DAILY NEWS WRITERS
Originally Published: Sunday, July 3rd 2011, 2:33 PM
Updated: Sunday, July 3rd 2011, 7:16 PM
The husband of a cyclist killed by a postal service truck said Sunday that the driver must have seen his wife before his vehicle struck her.
Marilyn Dershowitz, 68, sister-in-law of legal giant Alan Dershowitz, died Saturday after the truck driven by Ian Clement, 62, hit her on W. 29th St. near Ninth Ave.
Clement apparently didn’t even know he hit the biker and may not face charges, police sources said Sunday.
But Nathan Dershowitz, the victim’s mourning husband, who was biking just ahead of his wife, believes otherwise. “If they did the work and spoke to the people I spoke to, it is inconceivable from what they told me that he did not see her,” he said.
The Tudor City couple was pedaling to the West Side bike path about noon when the accident occurred. She was wearing a helmet while riding a silver mountain bike, investigators said.
“What I was told (at the scene) was that two vehicles, neither one was willing to yield to another, so they both went through too narrow of a space to get through,” said
Nathan Dershowitz, a criminal defense lawyer. “She was ahead of both vehicles. The driver just ran her over.”
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