Eric Boehlert Bike Accident: How Did It Happen? American media critic and writer Eric Boehlert has died in a bike accident at the age of 57.
Boehlert was a senior fellow at Media Matters for America for ten years, and a staff writer at both Salon and Billboard.
The late Boehlert started a newsletter, Press Run, as a venue for his commentary in 2020. He described it as “an unfiltered, passionate and proudly progressive critique of the political press in the age of Trump.
Eric Boehlert Bike Accident: How Did It Happen?
Eric Boehlert died after he was fatally struck by a NJ Transit train while riding a bicycle. He was riding a bicycle near the Watchung Avenue station in Montclair, NJ at around 9:50 p.m. when he was struck and killed by a Hoboken-bound NJ Transit train.
The seven passengers and crew members who were on the train weren’t injured. It was reported that the NJ Transit Police were conducting an investigation into the accident.
Boehlert was remembered fondly by his family, including a wife, Tracy Breslin, and two children.
“Through his journalism, social media, books, and appearances on CNN and MSNBC, Eric was a fierce defender of democracy, social justice and truth in media,” his family said in a statement released Wednesday.