QUEENS — A woman riding on the back of a motorcycle was critically injured early Monday morning after the driver stopped abruptly and she was flung from the bike into a guard rail, police said.
The woman, whose name and age were not released, was riding on the back of a motorcycle heading west on the Grand Central Parkway when the man driving the bike suddenly braked near the Long Island Expressway about 12:25 a.m., an NYPD spokesman said.
He had been darting in and out of traffic before the accident, police said. They added that they suspect criminality in the incident, but that no one had been charged and no tickets had been issued as of 10 a.m.
The driver's name and age were not immediately released.
The woman, who was wearing a half-shell helmet, was catapulted from the bike and struck her head against a guard rail, the spokesman said.
She was taken to Jamaica Hospital in critical condition with severe head trauma, police said.
No other individuals were treated for injuries, officials said.