A Bronx grime bike rider was badly burned when his bike burst into flames after crashing right into a New York Metropolis parks division car, cops stated.
The fiery accident occurred at East 138 Avenue and Willow Avenue within the Mott Haven part round 8 p.m., officers stated.
The motive force slammed into the rear of a New York Metropolis Division of Parks and Recreation car and have become pinned beneath his bike — which ignited, in response to the NYPD.
He was taken to Harlem Hospital the place he was in important situation Saturday night time, police stated.
The affected person suffered burns over most of his physique and was not sporting a helmet, sources advised The Publish.
Working a dust bike or ATV is against the law within the 5 boroughs as a result of many drivers don’t have insurance coverage or proof of registration, in response to police.
“They aren’t solely a nuisance and an annoyance to us, however they’re extraordinarily harmful,” Mayor Eric Adams stated final week at a Brooklyn information convention. Metropolis officers bulldozed and demolished practically 100 confiscated automobiles on the occasion.
The bikes had been destroyed fairly than being offered or donated to stop them from ending up again on town streets, the mayor stated.