Motorcyclist Dies in Crash On Deegan

A motorcyclist was killed after crashing into a car in the Bronx Sunday. Witnesses said he appeared to be traveling at least 100 miles per hour as reported by the New York Post and the Daily News

Authorities said the 2005 Yamaha motorcycle collided into the back of the 2006 Mazda van on the Major Deegan Expressway near East 233rd St. around 10:30 a.m.

The 24-year-old biker experienced severe body trauma and was brought to St. Barnabus Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

The 50-year-old driver of the van and their seven-year-old passenger were taken to Montefiore Hospital for minor injuries.

“My wife was driving our car and a motorcycle that was going very fast, he hit my car in the back,” said witness Juan Francisco, 52.

Francisco said the biker was driving at a reckless speed, noting he and other witnesses were shocked by how fast he was going. “He must have been going 100 miles per hour,” Francisco said.

His car did not get away unscathed. “I have damage, yes,” he said

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