Man Held in Bicyclist's Fatal Rundown/Bronx Bike-Rider,
62, Killed in Hit-and-Run (21 Oct 98)
New York Daily News, October 20, 1998
by John Marzulli
New Rochelle man was charged yesterday in the hit-and-run death of a Bronx bicyclist, police said. John Giannico, 28, was arrested outside his home at 541 Pelham Road after a witness to the crime gave cops a license plate number of the sport-utility vehicle believed to have struck the victim.
James Mimnagh, 62, was mowed down as he pedaled Sunday morning near the drawbridge connecting Pelham Parkway and Shore Road. He was killed instantly. Mimnagh, of Clarence Ave. in the Bronx, worked as a courier for the Manhattan and Bronx Surface Transit Operating Authority. He planned to retire in March.
He was riding to meet friends in Yonkers when he was killed, said his daughter Fran Quill.
Giannico was charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident.
New York Daily News, October 19, 1998
by Henri E. Cauvin
Police were searching last night for the driver of a sport
utility vehicle that struck and killed a 62-year-old man in the
James Mimnagh was bike-riding in Pelham Bay Park, near the drawbridge that connects Pelham Parkway and Shore Road, about 8:15 a.m. when he was mowed down, police said.
The vehicle, described as a black Jeep Cherokee, fled the scene, police said. Mimnagh, of Clarence Ave. in Eastchester Bay, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. Family members reached at his home last night said they were too distraught to comment.