Aug. 13, 2013 By Christian Murray
The police have released the name of the pedestrian who was fatally struck by a motorcycle rider when he was crossing Queens Boulevard early Sunday morning.
Police said the victim was 50-year-old Claudio Huerta, who lived at 43-08 40th Street in Sunnyside. Huerta was announced dead on the scene.
Police say a 33-year old motorcycle rider was heading eastbound on Queens Boulevard at about 4 a.m. when he hit Huerta, who was attempting to cross the street northbound on 44th Street.
The motorcycle driver was taken to Elmhurst Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition with severe head injuries. The police did not have any updates on his condition.
The police said they are still investigating the incident.