Today, we’ve got some unfortunate news from the law school community in Connecticut, where a second-year law student was killed about a mile from campus after being hit by a commercial truck.
The law student — Keon Ho Lim, a 25-year-old whose name was released earlier today — was riding a bicycle when he was struck in an intersection close to the Yale-New Haven Hospital. The Yale Daily News has the details on the fatal crash:
A 10 p.m. news release from the NHPD indicated that the bicyclist was traveling north on York Street in the far-right, right-turn only lane. He continued to ride straight through the intersection.
Meanwhile, the 35-year-old truck operator was driving northbound in the center lane on York, which is both a straight and a right-turn lane. The cyclist collided with the truck’s passenger side as the driver turned right onto South Frontage.
Prior to the arrival of New Haven emergency responders, a passing North Branford Fire Department ambulance and a American Medical Response supervisor stopped to render aid. After New Haven police and fire departments arrived on the scene, the victim was transported to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Lim was killed in the same intersection where a Yale Medical School student was struck and killed by a car in 2008. UPDATE (5:15 p.m.): The victim’s name has been released, and we’ve updated this story throughout.
We here at Above the Law would like to extend our condolences to Keon Ho Lim’s family, friends, and colleagues during this incredibly difficult time.
Yale Law School student killed in car crash Tuesday afternoon (Yale Daily News)
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