A speeding motorcycle rider who was not wearing a helmet was killed when he was thrown from his bike after crashing into a parked car in Hollis on Tuesday night, according to authorities.
Officers from the 113th Precinct in Jamaica responded to a 911 call of a motor vehicle collision just before 9 p.m. on July 11 in the vicinity of Hollis Avenue and 201st Street and found the rider lying on the roadway. EMS responded and rushed the victim NYC Health+Hospitals/Queens, where he was pronounced dead, police said.
Authorities are withholding the man’s identity pending family notification.
A preliminary investigation determined that the 41-year-old man was traveling eastbound on Hollis Avenue on a 2023 Kawasaki KX250X at an unsafe speed and without a working headlight when he suddenly veered to the right to avoid a vehicle making a left turn from westbound Hollis Avenue onto southbound 201st Street.
The rider then struck the rear bumper of a parked and unoccupied Ford F-350 pickup truck, police said. The collision sent him airborne. He was not wearing a helmet and suffered severe head and body trauma, according to the NYPD.
There are no arrests and the investigation remains ongoing.