Off-road motorcycle rider seriously injured after crashing into side of NYPD SUV in Brooklyn

A biker was hospitalized after colliding with an NYPD SUV at a busy Brooklyn intersection on Tuesday, authorities said.

The 38-year-old was heading east on Linden Blvd. Just after 3 p.m., when it crashed into the rear passenger side of an NYPD vehicle heading south on Pennsylvania Avenue in eastern New York City, law enforcement sources said.

“He was accelerating on his bike and he tried to stop, but he was going too fast. Boom! He hit the police car and hovered over it and landed on his stomach. His bike tipped over. No helmet, no helmet, ”said Preston Ravenelle, 53.

“When they went to look for him on the ground, he was bleeding profusely from his head. I still can’t believe it. I was on my way to White Castle and had to throw out my food. I couldn’t eat it.

Medics took the motorcyclist to Brookdale Hospital in stable condition, although witnesses and sources said he suffered a severe head injury.

The police SUV was responding to a report of an ongoing assault, and a preliminary investigation showed that cops were using their lights and sirens, an NYPD spokesperson said.

“There were a bunch of police vehicles with their lights and sirens on,” said another witness, who did not give his name. “He was flying when he hit the police car. It was thrown and I saw no helmet.

Wiley C. Thompson

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