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Cyclist fatally struck by truck hours after taxi hits another

A box truck fatally struck a cyclist on a Lower Manhattan street corner Thursday afternoon, slamming into her while making a right turn, police said.

The 38-year-old truck driver was headed east on Walker St. at about 5:45 p.m. when he turned right onto Broadway, striking Yan Jindee, 48, cops said.

Medics took her to New York Downtown Hospital, but she couldn’t be saved.

The driver stayed on the scene. It’s not clear if he’ll face charges, police said.

As cops investigated, Jindee’s mangled pink-and-black mountain bike remained in the intersection.

“I heard the sound, it was a loud sound,” said Stephan Wolukawu, 46, who works nearby at Unlimited Jeans. “The truck was stopped and the lady was on the floor.”

First responders performed CPR on Jindee for several minutes, witnesses said, but she didn’t move.

“They tried to pull her up and her arm just flopped,” said Edwin Irizarry, 26, who works at Western Spirit on Broadway.

Earlier Thursday, a cab smashed into a 35-year-old bike rider at Utica Ave. and Empire Blvd. in Crown Heights.

Medics rushed the man to Kings County Hospital in critical condition after the 7:15 a.m. accident.

The cab driver stayed at the scene and was not immediately charged.

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