Brooklyn motorcyclist killed in collision with NYPD vehicle


BROOKLYN, NY – A motorcyclist was killed Saturday in a collision involving an NYPD vehicle.

According to New York Daily News, a marked NYPD SUV collided with a motorcycle at approximately 9:25 p.m. on Saturday, July 25. The police officer was responding to a report of a shooting in Brooklyn. He reportedly drove through a red light at the intersection of Metropolitan Avenue and Driggs Avenue and struck Delroy Morris, 37, as he was driving his motorcycle south on Driggs Avenue.

Morris was thrown from the motorcycle and sustained severe head trauma. Medics rushed him to Bellevue Hospital for treatment, but he died shortly after arrival.

A spokesman from the NYPD reported that the officer was using his lights and sirens as he drove through the intersection. However, witnesses on the scene dispute the fact that the sirens were on.

Keith Winters, a host at a nearby restaurant, explained that he saw the NYPD SUV crash into the side of Morris’ motorcycle after he passed through a green light and drove into the intersection. The NYPD is currently investigating the incident to determine which driver had right of way.

Reports of the shooting were determined to be false.

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