Police ID scooter rider killed in crash with taxi in Long Island City


LONG ISLAND CITY, QUEENS – Authorities have released the identity of a man killed in a scooter accident in Queens last month, according to the Long Island City Post.

The victim of the Nov. 27 incident was 59-year-old Antonios Spyropoulos of Astoria, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner said.  Police said he died in a crash in Long Island City involving a wrong-way driver.

An investigation found that the driver of a 2023 Toyota Rav4 was going east in the westbound lane of Northern Boulevard near the intersection of 41st Avenue.  Spyropoulos was riding a 2020 Yamaha XMAX 300 scooter in the area and was struck head-on by the Toyota.  He was ejected onto the roadway.

Spyropoulos was pronounced dead after being transported by EMS crews to Bellevue Hospital.  The driver of the taxi stayed at the scene and was not arrested.

The NYPD Highway District’s Collision Investigation Squad is continuing its probe into the incident.

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