Man on Motorcycle Dies After Smacking Into NYPD Truck: Cops - NBC New York

Man on Motorcycle Dies After Smacking Into NYPD Truck: Cops

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    Man on Motorcycle Dies After Colliding With NYPD Truck

    A motorcycle rider is dead after he smack into an NYPD ESU truck in Manhattan, officials say. (Published Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018)

    A motorcycle rider is dead after he smacked into an NYPD Emergency Service Unit truck in Manhattan late Monday, officials say.

    The 32-year-old man, identified as Dmitry Kovalenko of North Bergen, New Jersey, was riding a motorcycle around 11 p.m. when he collided with the truck going eastbound on 96th Street on the Upper East Side, according to the NYPD. The truck had its lights and sirens on as it approached the intersection of Park Avenue.

    The motorcyclist was thrown off the bike and was pronounced dead at the scene.

    A woman passenger on the motorcycle was also injured, but is in stable condition at an area hospital, police said.

    Video from the scene shows a red motorcycle on its side in the road and an NYPD truck with a dent on the driver's side door. 

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