A scooter-borne Maspeth man was killed when he crashed just steps away from his 64th Street home Wednesday morning, according to the NYPD.
Police from the 104th Precinct in Ridgewood responded to a 911 call of a man down near the intersection of Flushing Avenue and 64th Street just after 10:00 a.m., when they discovered the 46-year-old man lying unconscious and unresponsive on the sidewalk. EMS responded to the scene and rushed the victim to Elmhurst Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Hours later, he was identified by the NYPD as Andrew Beicht, who lived two doors south of the scene of the collision.
A preliminary investigation by the NYPD’s Highway District Collision Investigation Squad determined that Beicht was operating an electric stand-up scooter and traveling northbound on the sidewalk along 64th Street, when he lost control and collided headfirst into a metal fence near Flushing Avenue. Beicht sustained injuries to his head and neck. It has not yet been determined whether or not he was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, an NYPD spokeswoman said.
The investigation remains ongoing by the NYPD’s Highway District Collision Investigation Squad.