BRONX, N.Y. — A 25-year-old man from the Bronx died Wednesday tragically when a car struck the motorcycle rider from behind. The car that rear-ended the motorcycle dragged the rider a significant distance and killed him. According to a report filed by the New York Daily News, the motorcycle accident happened on Bruckner Boulevard in the Bronx. The man’s grief-stricken father told the newspaper that the family did not want his son to have a motorcycle. Still, the young man bought one after moving out of his parents’ home. The man’s father said that he was incredibly careful when the 25-year-old rode his motorcycle.
NYPD accident detectives said that the doomed motorcycle operator was heading west on Brickner Boulevard in the Soundview section of Queens on a Yamaha motorcycle. Around 4:40 a.m., a Toyota Corolla slammed into the Yamaha from behind. Police said that the scene of the crash was on Bruckner Boulevard, near White Plains Road.
The impact violently tossed the rider out of the bike’s saddle. The man fell backward and went under the Corolla’s wheels. The Corolla drove on and dragged the ejected rider along the pavement. Medics raced him to Jacobi Medical Center. Physicians in the emergency room could not save him.
A 43-year-old woman was driving the Toyota Corolla that struck the rider. She stayed in her car at the scene of the accident. Police have not charged her at this point. She was not hurt.
The family of the man who was tragically killed in the crash is devastated. He was an only son out of six children. One of his sisters said that her brother loved to ride his motorcycle at night when the roads were relatively empty. The man and his father worked together as electricians. However, the man who died far too young had a desire to draw and write. His father said his son wanted to return to school to study graphic design or art.
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