Two Males Die In Separate Motorized Bike Collisions Forward Of Labor Day Crackdown On Harmful Driving
A 25-year-old man on an electrical bike died of head trauma after colliding with a pedestrian on the Willis Avenue Bridge bike path early Saturday, police stated.
The pedestrian, described as a 46-year-old man, was taken to Harlem Hospital with a shoulder damage and listed in secure situation, police stated.
The collision occurred as the motive force, who was not sporting a helmet, headed northbound on the bridge’s bike path and struck the pedestrian round 1:16 a.m. Saturday. The sufferer’s id has not been launched.
One other man died after he drove his motorbike right into a police cruiser pulled over on the facet of the Belt Parkway in Brooklyn early Saturday, police stated.
Round 1 a.m. Saturday, the 41-year-old man was driving a 2014 BMW motorbike heading westbound on the Belt Parkway between Cross Bay Boulevard and Erskine Road within the left lane of the parkway when he struck the rear of a marked NYPD Freeway Unit automobile stopped in the identical lane at “an obvious excessive fee of velocity,” police stated.
“Upon impression, the motorcyclist turned ejected from the motorbike, and got here to a relaxation on the roadway,” the police stated in an announcement. He was taken to Jamaica Hospital Medical Middle the place he was pronounced useless.
NYPD stated the freeway unit automobile had its emergency lights on and the officer was responding to a disabled car on the scene. The motorcyclist hit the car with such pressure, the motorbike ended up on the NYPD automobile’s trunk, according to the New York Post.
The officer, who was sitting inside his car on the time of the collision, was taken to New York-Presbyterian Hospital Queens “in secure situation with neck and again ache,” NYPD stated.
The names of the motorcyclist and the freeway unit officer weren’t but launched by police Saturday.
On Friday, Governor Andrew Cuomo urged motorists to remain sober and drive rigorously throughout the Labor Day weekend. He cited a spike in motorbike fatalities as reported by the Governor’s Visitors Security Committee that launched preliminary knowledge exhibiting as of August fifteenth, deaths from motorbike crashes are up greater than 17% in comparison with the identical interval in 2019.
“Hazard doesn’t take a vacation and with elevated site visitors on the street this Labor Day weekend, all of us have a accountability to train common sense and warning,” Cuomo stated, saying a Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over impaired driving enforcement crackdown. “New York State will proceed to crack down on harmful driving habits as a result of the security of all drivers and passengers will all the time be a high precedence for us.”
“The motorbike driving season is winding down and with good climate predicted for this lengthy vacation weekend, we count on extra site visitors and extra riders on the roads, so I’m urging everybody to be accountable, concentrate, and decelerate,” stated Mark J.F. Schroeder, DMV Commissioner and Chair of the Governor’s Visitors Security Committee, in a launch. “All of us play a component in holding each other secure on our roads and it’s as much as each driver and rider to cease this alarming development in motorbike fatalities from persevering with.”