A motorcyclist hit a 73-year-old man who was crossing 96th street at Amsterdam Avenue on Thursday night, sending the pedestrian to St. Luke’s hospital in critical condition.
Update: the 73-year-old man was pronounced dead on Saturday.
The pedestrian was walking in the crosswalk from the South side of 96th to the North side around 5 p.m. when the motorcyclist driving a Ducati bike traveling East on 96th hit him, an NYPD spokesperson said. The spokesperson did not know whether the pedestrian had the light. The motorcyclist remained on the scene after the crash, and was also taken to the hospital. The incident remains under investigation and there have been no arrests.
Update: Detective John McDonnell of the 24th precinct told us on Friday that the motorcyclist was traveling with the green light. The motoryclist was treated at the hospital and released early Friday. The pedestrian was in “serious condition.”
Tragic update: Pedestrian in critical condition at St. Luke's hospital, not expected to survive. https://t.co/bq8XdI28LI
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The street was closed off for more than three hours while police investigated.
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A neighbor of the victim said he is a local and well-known in the community. She did not wish to give his name.