Police Identify Motorcyclist In Fatal BQE Crash

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A Brooklyn man fell to his death from the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway Saturday.

Police responded to a motorcycle accident on the westbound side of the BQE near Montague Street at 1:48 a.m.

They said a red, 2001 Yamaha motorcycle went over the guide rail and fell nearly 20 feet to the lower roadway.

Officials say the rider, 48-year-old Nelson Perez, was exiting a curve in the roadway east of Montague Street, crossing over the center and right lanes, and struck the curb at the time of the accident.

Emergency crews transported Perez to Lutheran Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Do you think motorcycles are dangerous? Sound off in our comments section below…

  • Karma Lessismore

    Nelson the one who stole at least one thing a day from anyone including is neighbors and friends. the east village just got nicer.

    • Katerina

      DEAR KARMA…. Really NICE… You are by far the tackiest and saddest individual to write something like this, not put your name and have the nerve to call yourself KARMA. Nelson was far from perfect but those days have been behind him for years. To say something like this after the man has passed with no respect or regard to the fact that his family and friends are in morning is truly an act of ugliness and the KARMA you believe in will pay you back 10fold. PS… this is his daughter in law, not hard to find me…. please feel free and find me KATERINA, FRANKI (his daughter) and the neighbors you claim he stole from with your REAL name and we can clearly PAY YOU BACK for your act of UGLINESS and show you all about the EAST VILLAGE.

  • Steven B

    I knew Nelson from the neighborhood for years, very kind – unique individual, very sad to hear this news. I just spoke with him last week, oddly enough he was showing me some mods he made to this very bike. I believe services for Nelson are today (9/16) at the Ortiz Funeral Home on 1st Ave btw 1st & 2nd st. 3pm-9pm. RIP Nelson.

  • Wenona

    Motorcycles can be as dangerous as any other motor vehicle. Even the most experienced riders can lose control which can cost them their life. You don’t have to be riding reckless or under the influence to be an unfortunate rider and get into an accident. R.I.P. Nelson, you will always be in our hearts and your family will be in our prayers.

  • Surfin Bird

    Did the police state where Mr., Perez was coming from at 1:48am and if the accident was drug or alcohol related?

    • katerina

      No drugs or alchol related to this accident. Nelson was just enjoying the end of summer with a long ride and some friends riding along side him. Just a tragic accident.

  • Alfredo Irizarry

    I know Nelson for many years as he was my neighbor. He wasn’t a reckless person who would endanger himself or others. He was an expert rider who started driving as a young man. I was with him This past Friday and we spoke as we always did and I so him drive away. He was a very talented gifted puerto Rican who never got a good break to use his god given talents to get himself and his mother out of poverty. Such is the fate of many gifted talented puerto ricans. Our streets are full of lost talent and dreams from kids like my buddy Nelson who just needed a good break. Our hearts are broken in Loisaida. Rest in peace my little brother. We’ll never forget you and your laughter.
    Alfredo Irizarry

  • eess

    Q descanse en paz. Dios lo tenga en la gloria.

  • katerina

    Nelson Perez, the man who died in this accident was from the L.E.S. of Manhattan. He was definitely a risk taker but he always respected the rules of the road. Sadly, accidents happen and this one has an entire neighborhood in tears. Nelson is survived by his 2 daughers, his sister and his parents. We will all miss him deeply.

  • Richard Velez

    Motorcycles are not dangerous. The drivers are… No respect for the rules of the road.

  • Robert

    If you don’t show a motorcycle the proper respect it can cost you your life.

  • JB

    DAM! Motorcycle, you scary!

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