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Motorcycle rider in critical condition after wiping out near JFK Airport: NYPD

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A motorcyclist was nearly killed during a wipeout in broad daylight near JFK Airport Friday afternoon, according to the NYPD.

Police from the 105th Precinct in Queens Village responded to a 911 call of a motor vehicle collision on the JFK Expressway involving a motorcycle just after 4 p.m. on June 3 and found the 20-year-old victim lying near the median of the Belt Parkway with body trauma.

EMS responded to the scene and rushed the man to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, where he remains in critical condition, police said.

A preliminary investigation by the NYPD’s Highway District’s Collision Investigation Squad determined the unidentified man was riding a 2006 Ducati motorcycle northbound on the outbound JFK Expressway when he failed to navigate a curve in the roadway near the Belt Parkway.

Upon impact with the median, the rider was thrown from his motorcycle and fell over the barrier onto the median area between the eastbound Belt Parkway and South Conduit Avenue, where he was later found.

There were no other vehicles involved in the collision and no other people were involved, according to the NYPD.

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