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Motorcycle rider critically injured in Astoria accident: NYPD

By Rich Bockmann

An Elmhurst man was arrested and charged with driving a car without an ignition interlock following an Astoria accident in which a 29-year-old motorcycle rider was critically injured, police said.

Authorities were called to 28th Avenue and 34th Street in Astoria at 7:50 p.m. Tuesday to respond to the collision involving a 2003 Infiniti vehicle and a 2013 Honda motorcycle, according to cops.

The motorcycle passenger, a 29-year-old man, was taken to Elmhurst Hospital in critical condition, and the motorcycle driver was brought to Elmhurst Hospital in stable condition, the NYPD said.

The Infiniti’s driver, 26-year-old Dereck Iyala, was arrested and charged with violating a court order that any vehicle he operates be equipped with

a breath alcohol ignition interlock device, the NYPD said.

Reach reporter Rich Bockmann by e-mail at rbockmann@cnglocal.com or by phone at 718-260-4574.

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