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Two ATV Riders Dead After Colliding with Truck in Long Island City Early Friday

Two men are dead after the ATV bike they were riding collided with a flatbed truck in Long Island City early Friday (Photo: Michael Dorgan, Queens Post)

Aug. 19, 2022 By Michael Dorgan

Two men are dead after the ATV bike they were riding collided with a semi-trailer truck in Long Island City early Friday.

The victims, who police say were in their 30s, plowed into the side of the truck at Queens Plaza South and Jackson Avenue at around 1:50 a.m.

The bike riders were traveling at a high rate of speed and against traffic when they hit the truck, police said.

EMS pronounced one of the victims dead at the scene while the other man died later at Cornell Hospital, police said.

The driver of the truck stayed at the crash site and was not injured. He was seen speaking to police at the scene at around 6:50 a.m.

There was a heavy police presence at Queens Plaza South this morning and the roadway was closed off to traffic for at least 5 hours.

The victims’ identities have not yet been released, pending family notification.

An image of the dirt bike the victims were riding (Photo: Michael Dorgan, Queens Post)

LIC Dirt bike

The dirt bike collided with a flatbed truck, pictured. (Photo: Michael Dorgan, Queens Post)

LIC Dirt bike (Photo: Michael Dorgan, Queens Post)

Police at the scene this morning (Photo: Michael Dorgan, Queens Post)

LIC Dirt bike (Photo: Michael Dorgan, Queens Post)

Debris from the collision on the road (Photo: Michael Dorgan, Queens Post)

Police at the scene this morning (Photo: Michael Dorgan, Queens Post)

LIC Dirt bike (Photo: Michael Dorgan, Queens Post)

The lower roadway leading up to the Queensboro Bridge was closed off (Photo: Michael Dorgan, Queens Post)

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Anonymous

Being hit by a speeding illegal vehicle going wrong way as well.. I feel sorry for the truck driver. It must be traumatizing and time wasting.

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young_man!

It isn’t a dirt bike it looks like a Yamaha Raptor Quad – built for desert/offroad racing and capable of 100 mph.
I feel bad for the truck driver to have to experience this.

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