NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A motorcyclist was killed and five people, including an infant, were hurt Saturday in a crash in Brooklyn.
Police said the Suzuki motorcycle, driven by a 47-year-old man, was traveling north on Mother Gaston Boulevard near Belmont Avenue in Brownsville shortly before 4:20 p.m. when it collided with a Nissan, driven by a 29-year-old woman.
The car was trying to make a U-turn at the time, police said.
The motorcyclist, identified as 47-year-old Julius Holloway, was taken to the hospital with severe trauma and was later pronounced dead.
“We grew up together. Very good person, very good-hearted person, help anybody – any and everybody. Everybody knew him in the community,” Mable Sally told CBS2’s Lisa Rozner.
“It’s just sad that we lost another loved one out here,” she added. “It’s just sad, very sad.”
“He had a passion for bikes, he always rode bikes ever since he was young. I’m just so devastated that what he had a passion for is what ended his life,” said his ex-wife Sharnseearay Goddard. “He’s a very good man, very responsible driver. He wasn’t a reckless driver or anything like that.”
Five people, including an infant, inside the car were also taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
Their names have not yet been released. So far, no charges have been filed.