Drunk driver charged with fatally striking an e-biker in Canarsie

Charged: Treasure Liggins was arrested on June 9 and charged with manslaughter, driving while intoxicated, criminally negligent homicide and other charges after she fatally stuck a e-biker in Canarsie.
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A drunk driver fatally struck a man who was riding an e-bike in Canarsie on June 9, according to authorities.

Police arrested 22-year-old Treasure Liggins, who was allegedly speeding along Avenue D at around 10:30 p.m., when she lost control of the vehicle and struck 29-year-old Mohammed Abdullah near the intersection of E. 105th Street. After hitting the e-biker, Liggins proceeded to strike the side of a building, cops said.

Liggins, who later failed a sobriety test, had been traveling with a 4-year-old child in the rear passenger seat, according to investigators.

Emergency first responders arrived on the scene and took Abdullah, who suffered severe trauma to the head and body, to Brookdale Hospital, where doctors pronounced him dead. Liggins and the child were taken to Kings County Hospital where they were treated for minor injuries, according to authorities.

Following the gruesome crash, police charged Liggins with vehicular manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, acting in a manner injurious to a child and driving while intoxicated, among other charges.

Abdullah’s death marks the 11th cyclist killed in the city this year, and the ninth in Brooklyn. The total 2019 fatalities has already surpassed the 10 total cyclist deaths throughout all of 2018, according to city data.

Sunday evening’s fatality marks the fourth Brooklynite killed in car-crash related incidents this weekend, after two people struck a traffic pole in Marine Park, and a pedestrian was struck by a car in a Bath Beach crosswalk.

Reach reporter Aidan Graham at or by calling (718) 260–4577. Follow him at
Updated 3:35 pm, June 10, 2019
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Reasonable discourse

Henry Ford from Bay Ridge says:
Another one? Does anyone know how to drive or at least drive sober anymore? Ban personal vehicles in NYC. Self entitled motorists cannot be trusted to refrain from causing carnage. Sickening!
June 10, 2019, 3:35 pm
Volstead says:
I agree. Ban alcohol.
June 10, 2019, 3:45 pm
Rufus Leaking from BH says:
There should be a law against drunk driving.
June 10, 2019, 4:52 pm
Habib says:
The "entity" posting all the time who hates cars uses the name of an anti-semitic car manufacturer. What a winner.
June 10, 2019, 9:39 pm
Henry Ford from Bay Ridge says:
A white guy posting a stupid comment while using an Arabic name is the height of desperate. My real name and where I'm from. Suck it up, Chad.
June 10, 2019, 9:54 pm
Habib says:
I am a Semite. Not Caucasian. If you really live in Bay Ridge, you are an example of how that once great neighborhood has gone down from it's former glory.
June 10, 2019, 11:02 pm
Bike Mike from Kensington says:
Was the biker wearing a helmet? Did he have a bell on the bike? Cops ticket cyclists for not having those because that’s what prevents “accidents”. Be prepared for a cyclist ticket blitz around the crash site tomorrow.
June 11, 2019, 6:47 am
Ken from Greenpoint says:
it happens to be biker was driving against traffic...
June 11, 2019, 11:11 am
Ken from Greenpoint says:
me inglih good...
June 11, 2019, 12:10 pm
Tyler from pps says:
It happens to be that the driver was drunk and had a child in the car.
June 11, 2019, 5:21 pm
Marion Francis from boerem hill says:
E-Bikes are more motor cycles than they are bicycles
June 11, 2019, 5:27 pm
Selma Diamond from Manhattan Beach says:
Most bicycle fatalities occur after dark by bikes that do not have headlights or rear lights and no beepers. This is dangerous and can be fatal
June 11, 2019, 5:31 pm
Local from Here says:
Selma Diamond, allow me to pull out the anal beads from my anus. You can clutch them as if they are pearls!
June 11, 2019, 7:27 pm
Susan Rosenfeld from Sheepshead Bay says:
to Ken from Greenpoint, it was the driver that was going against traffic, not the biker according to the police. The biker was wearing a helmet but his injuries were terrible.
June 12, 2019, 11:24 am

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