Oct. 11, 2022 By Michael Dorgan
A man is in critical condition after the scooter he was riding collided with a car near Queensbridge Houses in Long Island City Monday.
The victim, 37, was driving a Honda PCX motorized scooter through the 12th Street and 40th Avenue intersection at around 1:10 p.m. when he struck a 2007 Nissan Maxima, according to police.
The Honda driver was traveling east on 40th Avenue while the car driver was heading north on 12th Street when the collision took place, police said.
The victim suffered severe body trauma and was transported to New York Presbyterian/ Weill Cornell Medical Center, cops said. The Nissan driver remained at the scene.
Police are still investigating the incident and it is unclear which driver had the right of way. The investigation is ongoing by the NYPD Highway Collision Investigation Squad.
No arrests have been made.
Sadly, astoria has become infested with a glut of motorized scooters, motorized bikes, regular bikes, etc. These vehicles, in general do not respect traffic laws. Lights and stop signs mean nothing. They drive on sidewalks and the wrong way on one way streets. Driving has become hazardous. Add in the ridiculous outdoor restaurant extensions and we have a growing recipe for disaster. Clearly, something needs to be done. Will it be done???