WILLIAMSBURG, BROOKLYN, N.Y. — A motorcycle rider died in a violent crash in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. New York Police Department officials said that the 33-year-old motorcycle rider rammed his motorcycle into another car. The Brooklyn Patch reports that the accident happened on the Williamsburg Bridge Thursday, September 27, 2018. New York Police say that the crash remains under investigation.
New York Police accident investigators are trying to piece together why a 33-year-old motorcycle rider heading inbound to Brooklyn rammed his motorcycle into the back of a BMW on the Williamsburg Bridge. Officers said that that fatal crash happened around 4:25 p.m. The driver of the 2013 BMW sedan, a 40-year-old man, remained at the scene and cooperated with police by all accounts.
First responders raced the injured motorcyclist to Woodhull Hospital suffering from severe injuries. Doctors pronounced the motorcycle rider deceased a short time after arrival.
The accident investigators assigned to the case did not identify the victim of the crash or the driver of the BMW. The police said that the crash remains under investigation. They gave no timetable for when they could conclude their inquiry. Officers also noted that no charges were filed to this point and no civil motor vehicle citations were issued either. Police did not say whether the biker wore a helmet while riding.
According to the New York State Department of Health, 141 people die each year in motorcycle accidents on average. Motorcycle riding accidents account for 1,558 hospitalizations each year and 4,458 emergency room visits.
New York City has enjoyed significant improvement in reducing traffic fatalities. For the first six months of 2018, 81 people died in crashes in the city alone, which is the fewest traffic deaths recorded for a six-month period. However, motorcycle deaths rose slightly. Motorcycle accidents in NYC are nearly double the state average according to the New York Times.
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