Abu Sufian Molliek Rifat was pedaling uptown on Amsterdam Ave. when he struck the side of a passing tractor-trailer and was thrown from his bike about 10:15 p.m. on Oct. 10, cops said. (VIA FACEBOOK)
A 24-year-old bicyclist died eight days after he crashed into a tractor-trailer on the Upper West Side, police said Friday.
Abu Sufian Mallick Rifat was pedaling uptown on Amsterdam Ave. when he struck the side of a passing tractor-trailer near W. 72nd St. and was thrown from his bike about 10:15 p.m. Oct. 10, cops said.
Medics found him sprawled on the ground and rushed him to Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, where he died Wednesday, officials said.
Rifat was raised in Bangladesh and is the son of Abu Bakr Mallick, former chairman of the Tongibari Upazila Parish of Munshiganj, according to an obituary for Rifat.
Rifat, who studied business administration at BRAC University in Bangledesh, had just arrived in the U.S. in July and was working at a restaurant. He was making a delivery for the restaurant when he struck the tractor-trailer, the obit says.
The driver of the tractor-trailer remained at the scene and has not been charged.