April 26, 2020 By Christian Murray
A motorcyclist is dead after a driver of a BMW plowed into the back of him on the Cross Island Parkway in Bay Terrace yesterday, police said.
The victim, 34, was riding his 2010 Harley Davidson northbound when the 2014 BMW struck him from behind—throwing the victim into the air and onto the roadway. The crash took place at around 5:30 p.m. on the parkway near 17th Avenue.
Police arrived on the scene and found the motorcyclist unconscious and unresponsive with severe trauma to his body. EMS transported him to New York Presbyterian Hospital- Queens, where he was pronounced dead.
CBS New York reported that the victim was an off-duty NYPD officer on his way to work.
Police said that the driver remained on the scene and that the crash is under investigation.
The name of the victim has not been released, pending family notification.