ASTORIA — An unidentified man died Monday while driving his motorcycle along the eastbound side of the Grand Central Parkway near 42nd Street, the NYPD said.
Police said a call came in at about 6:05 p.m. reporting the accident. When they arrived, they found the driver, described as a 46-year-old Hispanic man, had lost control of his 2010 Ducati motorcycle and was thrown from the bike, police said. Officers pronounced him dead on arrival at the scene, police said.
A sign reading “All Trucks Use Right Lanes” had been visibly bent as a result of the accident.
Officers had two lanes blocked off on the GCP and had an officer standing near 42nd Street above to prevent gawkers while they investigated the crash. Residents lined along the Steinway Street overpass above the GCP for more than a half hour after the accident to see the officers’ investigation into the crash.