Teen Motorcyclist Dies in Greenpoint Crash, Cops Say

By Trevor KappTrevor Bach and Ben Fractenberg  on August 16, 2013 11:11am  | Updated on August 16, 2013 4:12pm

 Jakub Kizer, 18, died Thursday night after slamming his motorcycle into a car in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
Jakub Kizer, 18, died Thursday night after slamming his motorcycle into a car in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
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GREENPOINT — A teen motorcyclist died Thursday night after plowing into a car in a Brooklyn intersection, police said.

Jakub Kizer, 18, a Greenpoint resident, was riding his Yamaha R6L when he slammed into a Toyota Camry at the intersection of Manhattan Avenue and Eagle Street at 9:10 p.m., cops said.

Kizer and the Toyota’s operator were rushed to Woodhull Hospital, where Kizer was pronounced dead.

The other motorist sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was listed in stable condition, cops said.

The owner of the building where Kizer lived said he just had the motorcycle for "probably two days, three days, maybe" before the accident. 

"[He's a] good kid," said the teary-eyed 62-year-old man, who just gave his first name, Stanley. "I told him when he bought the bike, be careful."

Other neighbors remembered Kizer as a friendly young man.

"He's a nice kid," said Charlotte Greville. "He always says 'hi' coming up the stairs."

Jameel Aljalal, who works at a nearby store said Kizer loved had been riding bicycles around the neighborhood for years before getting the motorcycle.

"He was just a cool kid," said Alijalal, 18. "He used to ride bikes all the time."

Hours later, a 47-year-old man died in a Midtown motorcycle accident on the FDR - the fourth biker fatality in the city in three days, cops said.

The man lost control of the cycle and hit a divider at East 34th Street an FDR Drive about 11 a.m, police accident investigators found.

The unidentified man was unconscious when emergency medical workers arrived. He was take to Bellevue Hospital where he was pronounced dead.


 

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