Dirt Biker Killed, Pedestrians Injured In Bronx Accident
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Police said a man was killed Friday when he crashed an unregistered dirt bike while trying to pass a car in the Bronx.
Two pedestrians were struck and injured in the process.
Around 3 p.m., police were dispatched to 188th Street and Third Avenue in the Bronx, where they found the dirt biker – a 25-year-old man – at the scene with severe trauma.
Police said the man had been riding the uninsured dirt bike as he tried to pass a Toyota sedan on the driver’s side as the car turned left.
The two vehicles collided and the man was thrown from the bike, which continued traveling. The unmanned bike went on to strike an 85-year-old woman and a 55-year-old man standing at the intersection.
All of the victims were transported to St. Barnabas Hospital, where the biker was pronounced dead, and the pedestrians’ conditions were listed as stable, police said.
The driver of the Toyota remained at the scene and did not request medical attention, police said.
The NYPD Highway District Collision Investigation Squad was sent to the scene and was investigating Friday night.
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