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Witnesses: Biker Ran Red Light Before Fatal Staten Island Crash

The bike recovered from the scene of a fatal accident on Staten Island. (Credit: Roger Stern/1010 WINS)

The bike recovered from the scene of a fatal accident on Staten Island. (Credit: Roger Stern/1010 WINS)

NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — Witnesses say a biker ran a red light when he collided with a Toyota at the intersection of Purdy and Bradley Avenue in the Meiers Corners neighborhood of Staten Island.

One man told 1010 WINS reporter Roger Stern that drivers often try to beat the light.

“People come off the highway and they try to fly down the block to make the traffic light at Victory or they’re trying to make the light coming across Bradley and they don’t pay attention,” Mark Vissi explained.

Vissi said that accidents in the area are frequent.

The biker involved in the Saturday afternoon crash was pronounced dead at Richmond University Medical Center, he was 38. The driver of the Toyota was not injured.

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