Fatal motorcycle crash claims Brooklyn off-duty officer plus injures family
New York off-duty police officer dies in fatal motorcycle versus car crash.
New York, NY (JusticeNewsFlash.com)–East Flatbush’s 67th Precinct lost an officer Sunday in a fatal motorcycle accident. New York (CBS) reported a 29 year-old off-duty Brooklyn Police Officer was riding his Yamaha motorcycle down Pitkin Avenue when a Dodge Intrepid car hit him. The Dodge car was heading south on Barbey Street, as it entered the intersection of Barbey and Pitkin, in the Brownsville section of the New York borough, and struck the Yamaha motorcycle the officer was riding. The collision sent the biker flying over 100 feet into a parked SUV, and the Dodge Intrepid into a telephone pole.
The critically injured motorcyclist was transported by emergency medical personnel to Brookdale Hospital for treatment by doctors and nurses in the emergency department. The off-duty Brooklyn police officer died from his injuries in the motorcycle crash. Traveling in the car were a couple and their 1-year-old son, who was in his car seat at the time of the fatal motor vehicle collision. The driver and passengers in the automobile and were in stable condition, and being treated for neck, back, and leg injuries.
NYPD has not confirmed the death of the officer, but Monday morning the grim-faced police officers that gathered at Brookdale Hospital stated that an off-duty officer had been tragically killed when a car hit him on his motorcycle. Police don’t yet know exactly who was at fault for the motorcycle versus car crash and authorities remain investigating the fatal accident.
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