Police are investigating a motorcycle crash just off of the Grand Central Parkway in Flushing on Monday afternoon that left a man dead and a teenage girl injured.
At 5:20 p.m. on Sept. 18, police responded to a 911 call of a motor vehicle collision involving a motorcycle and a pedestrian along the exit ramp from the parkway’s westbound side to the northbound Whitestone Expressway, near Citi Field.
Upon their arrival, they found 42-year-old Matthew Rosenzweig, of Fleetwood in Westchester County, who was the motorcycle operator, lying on the roadway with severe head trauma. Officers also found a 14-year-old female pedestrian at the location with injuries to her left foot and back.
According to information that police obtained, Rosenzweig was riding a motorcycle on the Grand Central Parkway exit ramp, but couldn’t properly navigate the curved exit ramp. He rode straight on the left shoulder, then began to slide on the grass and wound up hitting the girl, who was standing on the shoulder.
Police said that Rosenzweig was then ejected off the motorcycle into a concrete wall, and the motorcycle continued to slide before coming to rest on top of him.
EMS responded to the scene and transported Rosenzweig to NewYork Presbyterian Queens hospital, where he was pronounced dead; the girl was removed to Elmhurst Hospital in stable condition.
The NYPD Collision Investigation Squad is continuing to look into the accident.