NYPD examine the scene in Central Park where a pedestrian was struck by cyclist Jason Marshall, 31 on Thursday afternoon. Jill Tarlov, 59, suffered severe head trauma after being struck and hitting the ground as she was walking across a crosswalk in the park on the west Drive near W. 63 St. around 4:30 p.m. (Photo: David McGlynn)
The wife of a CBS executive suffered a critical head injury when she got slammed by a cyclist in Central Park on Thursday afternoon, cops said, according to the New York Post.
Jill Tarlov, 59, who lives in Fairfield, Conn., was in a crosswalk near 63rd Street when cyclist Jason Marshall, 31, came barreling along West Drive and yelled for her to get out of his way, law-enforcement sources said.
Tarlov, whose husband Michael Wittman is a senior vice president at CBS, was rushed to New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, where she was declared brain dead, sources said.
Marshall, an accomplished baritone saxophone player, was riding on a $4,000 Jamis Eclipse racing bike when he spotted the woman in the crosswalk at an intersection controlled by a traffic light, sources said.
New York Post - September 18, 2014 - By Larry Celona, Erin Calabrese, Kirstan Conley and Bruce Golding
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