NYPD arrests pickup truck driver following fatal motorcycle crash

WATCH: NYPD removes motorcycle after deadly crash in Rosebank[1] STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The driver of a pickup truck that collided with a motorcyclist, resulting in his death[2], was arrested Saturday following the Rosebank crash, according to an NYPD spokesman. Jesus Santiago, 65, of the 200 block of 54th Street in Brooklyn, remained on the scene after police said his red pickup truck struck the motorcyclist while attempting to turn into a Mobile gas station at the corner of Bay Street and Fingerboard Road around noon.

A preliminary investigation by the NYPD’s Collision Investigation Squad determined the motorcyclist was traveling southbound on Bay Street when the pickup truck struck the bike. The truck was attempting a left-turn from the northbound lane of Bay Street into the gas station, police said. Pictures from the scene show the pickup in the southbound lane of Bay Street, where the motorcyclist was traveling.

Santiago was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle, police said. The 53-year-old motorcyclist, who was wearing a helmet at the time of the collision, was found lying in the roadway, unconscious and unresponsive near the truck, police said. The victim was transported to Staten Island University Hospital in Ocean Breeze with severe body trauma, police said.

The man was subsequently pronounced dead at the hospital, a police spokesman said. The victim’s name is being withheld pending family notification, police said. People in the neighborhood said they rushed to the scene of the collision after hearing a “loud bang.”

Rich Migiver, who was in a nearby store, said he heard the motorcycle’s engine revving prior to the incident.

“All of a sudden, next thing you know, he’s dead,” he said.

References

  1. ^ WATCH: NYPD removes motorcycle after deadly crash in Rosebank (www.facebook.com)
  2. ^ motorcyclist, resulting in his death (www.silive.com)

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