Derrick Walters died in a motorcycle accident as he was being pursued by two police officers last weekend in Brooklyn, NYC. (See previous blog). The police are investigating if the two Brooklyn cops violated NYPD policy on vehicle pursuits. In the mean time the two officers were stripped of their shields and guns. Read more in the New York Daily News
A 29 year old man and a 27 year old woman died in two separate motorcycle crashes early Saturday night in New York City. The first motorcycle accident occurred in Brooklyn around 1:15 AM. The driver of the motorcycle tried to pass a van by squeezing between the parked cars and the van on Parkside Avenue near Park Circle. He lost control of his motorcycle and died in the hospital a few hours after the crash.
The second accident happened 40 minutes later in the Bronx. A 27 year old woman who was riding as a passenger on a bike driven by a 30 year old man was ejected from it after the driver lost control of the vehicle on Commerce Avenue near Newbold Avenue. The woman died and the driver suffered a broken jaw. Having ridden motorcycles for over 50 years the lack of foresight never ceases to amaze me. We all know riding bikes carries a multitude of risks from other drivers. Why compound it by riding foolishly.
Read more in the New York Daily News