Motorcyclist Killed in Collision With Marked NYPD Vehicle

new york city police vehicle sits at scene of deadly crash

A New York City police vehicle struck and killed a motorcyclist while responding to a shooting Saturday in Brooklyn.

Police said the marked SUV had lights flashing and sirens blaring as it collided with the motorcycle while proceeding through an intersection around 9:25 p.m. in the borough’s Williamsburg neighborhood.

The 37-year-old motorcyclist was thrown to the pavement and sustained severe head injuries, police said. He was pronounced dead at Bellevue Hospital. His name has not been made public.

Officers in the SUV were responding to a 911 call reporting a man shot a few blocks away at Metropolitan Avenue and Wythe Avenue, police said.

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