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.
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