On Saturday, August 29, 2020, at approximately 0413 hours, police responded to a 911 of a motor vehicle collision involving a motorcyclist on Westbury Avenue near Seabury Avenue, within the confines of the 43rd Precinct in the Bronx.
Upon arrival, officers observed a 19-year-old male motorcyclist lying on the roadway, unconscious and unresponsive.
EMS responded to the location and transported the aided male to NYC Health + Hospitals / Jacobi, where he was pronounced deceased on Monday, August 30, 2020, and subsequent notification of the aided male’s death was made known to investigators on Friday, September 04, 2020.
Further investigation by the NYPD Highway District’s Collision Investigation Squad determined that vehicle #1, a 2006 Honda Odyssey minivan, operated by a 28-year-old male, was traveling east bound on Waterbury Avenue, just west of Seabury Avenue, close to the double yellow lines. At this time, vehicle #2, a 2007 Suzuki GSXR-600 motorcycle, operated by the 19-year-old male, was traveling west bound on Waterbury Avenue in the east bound lane.
Vehicle #1 and vehicle #2 did engage in a head-on collision, causing the 19-year-old male to become ejected from the motorcycle and come to a rest on the roadway.
Vehicle #1 fled the location, and the operator later turned himself in to police.
Following proper family notification, the deceased has been identified as follows.
Yonkers, NY 10701
Pursuant to an ongoing investigation, the following 28-year-old male individual has been arrested and charged on Saturday, August 29, 2020, at 2134 hours, within the confines of the 43rd Precinct.
Bronx, NY 10457
- leaving the scene of an accident Clcausing serious injury;
- aggravated unlicensed operator of a motor vehicle.
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.