Teenage motorcyclist killed in collision with MTA bus in Queens


EAST ELMHURST, QUEENS – Police said a teenage motorcyclist was killed in a collision in Queens last week, the Daily News reports.

The accident took place Tuesday night along Astoria Boulevard near 101st Street in the East Elmhurst section of the borough.  According to an initial investigation, a 16-year-old boy was riding a Kawasaki motorcycle east on Astoria Boulevard when he crashed into the side of a Q49 MTA bus at about 10:30 p.m.

The teen was ejected from the bike and was pronounced dead at the scene.  He was not wearing a helmet at the time, police said.  The victim was traveling at a high rate of speed and according to a report by WABC, he went through a red light at the intersection.

The MTA said the bus had just departed from the LaGuardia depot and was not carrying any passengers at the time of the incident.  The 52-year-old bus driver was not injured and stayed at the scene.  Police have not filed any criminal charges in the case.

The crash is reported to have occurred about a mile from the 16-year-old’s home in Elmhurst.

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