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Two ATV Riders Dead After Colliding with Truck in Long Island City Early Friday

Two men are dead after the ATV bike they were riding collided with a flatbed truck in Long Island City early Friday (Photo: Michael Dorgan, Queens Post)

Aug. 19, 2022 By Michael Dorgan

Two men are dead after the ATV bike they were riding collided with a semi-trailer truck in Long Island City early Friday.

The victims, who police say were in their 30s, plowed into the side of the truck at Queens Plaza South and Jackson Avenue at around 1:50 a.m.

The bike riders were traveling at a high rate of speed and against traffic when they hit the truck, police said.

EMS pronounced one of the victims dead at the scene while the other man died later at Cornell Hospital, police said.

The driver of the truck stayed at the crash site and was not injured. He was seen speaking to police at the scene at around 6:50 a.m.

There was a heavy police presence at Queens Plaza South this morning and the roadway was closed off to traffic for at least 5 hours.

The victims’ identities have not yet been released, pending family notification.

An image of the dirt bike the victims were riding (Photo: Michael Dorgan, Queens Post)

LIC Dirt bike

The dirt bike collided with a flatbed truck, pictured. (Photo: Michael Dorgan, Queens Post)

LIC Dirt bike (Photo: Michael Dorgan, Queens Post)

Police at the scene this morning (Photo: Michael Dorgan, Queens Post)

LIC Dirt bike (Photo: Michael Dorgan, Queens Post)

Debris from the collision on the road (Photo: Michael Dorgan, Queens Post)

Police at the scene this morning (Photo: Michael Dorgan, Queens Post)

LIC Dirt bike (Photo: Michael Dorgan, Queens Post)

The lower roadway leading up to the Queensboro Bridge was closed off (Photo: Michael Dorgan, Queens Post)

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Craig Nice

You mean two illegal ATV riders hit an innocent tractor trailer. I hope there was not too much damage to the truck, and I hope the truck driver was not docked his pay for being late.

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conny

Finally thank you for the truth….. the atv riders hit the truck.

Pedestrians and bike riders are at fault a lot of the time for their own injuries and death.

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Joseph Colletti

This city govt. has to do the right thing and get these things off city streets too many electric. bikes ATV and other nonsense you have the right to be safe when walking and crossing the street Stop talking and do your dam job period .

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pfon71361

Traveling at high speed, at 1:50 AM, against traffic, on a dirt bike ATV and not wearing helmets. What could go wrong?

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Anonymous

is it okay to say some modicum of justice on the illegal ATV riders has finally been served

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Leo

Good. Serves them right. Don’t call these miscreants “victims.” They are far from that. They got what they deserved, these wahoos inspire terror in our streets and pose a threat to everyone. They are criminals who died doing dangerous things.

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Clay

Another example of the “Mad Max” warriors od the wasteland culture out there . I see this all the time – unlicensed vehicles, no helmets , riding around on one wheel and jist causing mayhem. The city has given way to lawlessness and brutality. We are somewhere between the NYC of the 1970s and some weird Dystopian future where the regular rule of law no longer applies. Down is up up is down and backward is the new forward for American Culture.

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Sara Ross

ATVs don’t belong on city streets and they are driven recklessly, not to mention the ear splitting noise! Sorry they died but the above are probably the reasons.

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MRLIC

lI see packs of ATV’ s and sometime motorcycle packdvtoo . tiding up or down Jackson Avenue atound 0-10 pm on anyngiven night.
Some doing some sort of wheellie. Very loud as a car with no muffler would sound Inguess itbwas just maatter of time befoüo something like this happened.
Sad. Riding fastband against trafficc is kist Dumb.

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