Pedestrian Fatally Struck by Motorcyclist in Washington Heights

By Janon Fisher on August 17, 2013 10:33am 

 A 37-year-old man was struck and killed crossing Amsterdam Avenue in Washington Heights on Saturday.
A 37-year-old man was struck and killed crossing Amsterdam Avenue in Washington Heights on Saturday.
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Washington Heights — A motorcycle accident claimed the life of a pedestrian in Washington Heights Saturday morning, police said.

A 37-year-old man was struck and killed by another man riding a 2012 BMW cycle near the intersection of Amsterdam Avenue and West 167th Street at 4:19 a.m, according to police.

The pedestrian was trying to walk eastbound across Amsterdam Avenue in the middle of the block when he was hit by the 28-year-old biker heading uptown with two other motorcyclists, cops said. The pedestrian died at the scene, fire officials said.

The motorcyclist was also injured and was taken to Columbia Presbyterian Hospital where he was listed in critical condition, according to cops.

Police said the motorcyclist was not immediately charged and the investigation is ongoing.

Saturday morning's traffic fatality comes after a spate of deaths across the city in motorcycle accidents.

Eric Zaman, 25, died after driving his motorcycle into a parked car on Jamaica Avenue in Cypress Hills following a police chase involving a group of bikers Wednesday, according to police.

Greenpoint teen Jakub Rizer died Thursday on a Yamaha R6L after rear-ending a car in a Brooklyn intersection.

A 29-year-old man died Friday morning about 4:30 a.m. after colliding with a Jeep on his 2006 Honda in Glendale, according to police.

Later Friday morning, a 47-year-old man was killed about 11 a.m. when he lost control of his motorcycle on the FDR at 34th Street and crashed into the highway divider, police said.

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