Nov. 21, 2017 By Nathaly Pesantez
An Elmhurst man who rode his scooter into two parked cars in Woodside last week has died, police said.
The victim, William McManus, 56, was found by police lying on the roadway on 66th Street, near Laurel Hill Boulevard, with injuries about his body at around 10:08 p.m. on Nov. 12.
McManus was transported to Elmhurst Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries six days later and was pronounced deceased on Nov. 18, police say.
An investigation by the NYPD Highway District’s Collision Investigation Squad found that McManus was riding south on his 2014 Yamaha Scooter when he failed to properly navigate the road, resulting in him sideswiping a 2014 Honda Accord and a 2009 Infinity 637, police said. Both cars were legally parked and unoccupied on the east curb of the street, according to police.
McManus fell out of the scooter, which collapsed on its left side and came to a rest on the roadway, police said.
No other persons were injured, and the investigation into the incident remains ongoing, according to police.