On Monday, September 16, 2019 at approximately 0750 hours, police responded to a 911 call of a motor vehicle collision between a motorcycle and truck near the intersection of East Tremont Avenue and Waterbury Avenue, within the confines of the 45 Precinct in Bronx.
Upon arrival, officers observed a 56-year-old male motorcyclist with trauma about the body, lying on the roadway.
EMS responded to the location and transported the aided male to Jacobi Medical Center, where he was pronounced deceased.
Further investigation by the NYPD Highway District’s Collision Investigation Squad determined the motorcyclist was traveling east bound on East Tremont Avenue, approaching Waterbury Avenue, when he struck the side portion of a truck which was attempting a left turn onto Waterbury Avenue from north bound East Tremont Avenue. The male operator of the truck remained at the scene and was not injured.
The deceased has been identified as Michael McGrath, 56, who served as commanding officer of the NYPD Cadet Corps.
Police Commissioner James O’Neill extended his “deepest condolences” to his family, friends and colleagues, saying McGrath “shaped young minds and prepared coming generations of New York’s Finest.”
The investigation remains ongoing.
All charges are merely accusations and all defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the NYPD‘s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1–800–577–TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1–888–57–PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers‘ website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
All tips will be kept strictly confidential.