Fatal motorcycle crash on boardwalk in the Rockaways
NEW YORK - A motorcycle driving on the boardwalk in the Rockaways slammed into a pedestrian and crashed, killing one person, the NYPD said.
The crash happened near Beach 47th Street in Edgemere just after 3 p.m., New York City police said.
The motorcycle operator lost control and slammed into a bench, flinging his passenger off the bike, police said. The bike then hit a 55-year-old man, police said.
The motorcycle driver then fled on foot, leaving his passenger behind.
The passenger — David Molina, 26, of Cedarhurst, Nassau County — suffered serious head injuries and died at the scene, the NYPD said.
EMS took the pedestrian to Jamaica Hospital in stable condition, authorities said. He had suffered minor head injuries, cops said.
Police identified the motorcycle as a 2022 Qipai Hunier dirt bike.