Motorcycle rider dies in Sunnyside accident
Sept. 5, By Christian Murray
A motorcyclist was killed after colliding with a Jeep in the vicinity of 39th Street and Queens Boulevard yesterday, according to police.
The bike rider was traveling south on 39th Street at 3:40 pm when he collided with a 39th Street north bound Jeep Liberty.
When EMS arrived on the scene, the victim, a 53-year-old white man, was unconscious and unresponsive. He was transported to Elmhurst Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
There is no criminality suspected, according to police. The identity of the deceased was later named as Eugene O’Donnell, from Palm Beach Gardens (Florida).
The operator of the Jeep Liberty was issued a summons for Failure to Yield.
UPDATE: The police said that speed was not a factor in the incident.
UPDATE: According to three people who wrote into this site, the driver of the Jeep Liberty was turning into the Citibank parking lot. However, the police did not have those details.