Elmhurst man dies of injuries after sideswiping his motorcycle into parked cars in Woodside

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An Elmhurst man has died of his injuries days after he crashed his motorcycle into two parked cars in Woodside, police said.

At around 10:08 p.m. on Nov. 12, police responded to a 911 call of a motor vehicle collision involving a motorcycle on 66th Street near Laurel Hill Boulevard. Upon their arrival, law enforcement sources said, officers found William McManus, 56, lying on the roadway with trauma to his body.

EMS responded to the scene and rushed McManus to Elmhurst Hospital, where he subsequently died of injuries on Nov. 18.

An investigation by the NYPD Highway District’s Collision Investigation Squad found that McManus was traveling southbound on 66th Street on a 2014 Yahama Scooter when he failed to properly navigate the roadway. He sideswiped a 2014 Honda Accord and a 2009 Infinity G37, which were legally parked and unoccupied along the east curb, causing McManus to become separated from the motorcycle and hit the ground.

There were no other reported injuries from the incident. The investigation is ongoing.

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