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Man Charged In Fatal Vehicle Versus Bicycle Collision

(STAMFORD,Conn./CBS Connecticut)  –  Stamford Police have  charged the driver of a minivan involved in a fatal collision with a  bicyclist in May.Police say 28 year old Jerry Bastein  of Stamford was  using  a  hand held cellphone at the time of the collision.

The bicyclist, 72 year old Abdul Aziz of Stamford was  attempting to cross Tresser Boulevard May 9 when he struck the  passenger side of  Bastien’s vehicle. Aziz hit the pavement and suffered  a severe head injury. He died the next day.

Bastien is charged with one count of Use of  Hand-Held Mobile Telephones  and Mobile Electronic Devices  by a Motor Vehicle Operator.

Bastien is due in Stamford Superior Court August 31.


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