A motorcyclist was killed while riding on the so-called “Boulevard of Death” Wednesday morning, Aug. 10.
The 42-year-old Diego Sesta, of Lamont Avenue in Elmhurst was riding eastbound on the Queens Boulevard service road just after 6 a.m. when he crashed into a box truck and lost control of his bike. Sesta was thrown into the roadway, according to an NYPD spokeswoman.
Police from the 108th Precinct in Long Island City arrived on the scene and found Sesta with severe body trauma. EMS responded to the crash site in front of the Big Six Towers at 59-55 47th Ave. and rushed him to the Elmhurst Hospital Center where he was pronounced dead a short while later, the spokeswoman said.
Further investigation by the NYPD Highway District’s Collision Investigation Squad determined that Sesta was traveling along Queens Boulevard when he failed to properly navigate the roadway and made contact with the side of a box truck, which was traveling next to him. The motorcyclist went under the truck and was subsequently struck further by the vehicle. The driver of the box truck remained on the scene; there have been no arrests, police said.
The NYPD’s Highway Collision Investigation Squad is investigating.
Additional reporting from Lloyd Mitchell.