Motorcyclist Dies after Crashing into Car in Greenpoint

A motorcyclist was killed after colliding with a driver in Greenpoint, Brooklyn last week.

According to police, a call about a collision at Manhattan Avenue and Green Street came in at about 4:30 p.m. When officers arrived, they found the motorcycle rider, Jorge Rios, 47, unconscious and unresponsive. Rios was rushed to Bellevue Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The investigation found that Rios was traveling northbound on Manhattan Avenue when he hit the passenger side of a sedan, driven by a 71-year-old man. The driver of the sedan stayed at the scene. According to police, Rios was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

Greenpoint, Brooklyn is one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in NYC in terms of pedestrian fatalities and motor vehicle accidents. Last August, an 18-year-old motorcyclist died on Manhattan Avenue and Eagle Street after hitting a car, just two blocks away from last week’s incident.

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Source: Gothamist