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EMT Dies After Being Knocked Off Motorcycle in Hit-and-Run, Police Say

October 2, 2017 5:03pm | Updated October 2, 2017 5:03pm
Kevin Liang, 27, was riding on the Kosciuszko Bridge when he was struck by a car changing lanes.
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QUEENS — An off-duty EMT with the FDNY was killed after being struck by a hit-and-run driver who knocked him off his bike on the Kosciuszko Bridge, according to police. 

Kevin Liang, 27, was riding his motorcycle east on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway just before 8 p.m. Saturday when he was hit by the driver of a car attempting to change lanes about midway across the bridge, officials said.

He was taken to Woodhull Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The driver of the car — described as possibly being a dark-colored sedan — then took off, police said.

Liang, of Bay Ridge, worked as an EMT for the FDNY for the last three years and was assigned to Emergency Medical Dispatch, according to a spokesperson for the fire department. 

"We are deeply saddened by the passing of EMT Kevin Liang," Vincent Variale, president of the Uniformed EMS Officers Union, said in a statement. "He was more than an EMT committed and dedicated to serve the people of NYC. He was a man with a beautiful soul who will truly be missed."

Mayor Bill de Blasio's office also tweeted about the crash, asking anyone who might have witnessed the hit-and-run to contact the NYPD.