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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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sleepy joe

Saw someone on a motorcycle doing the same thing in the same exact spot this morning
guess people dont learn!

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Frank

Being in your thirties is a little too old to be acting like this. Unfortunately, a devastating ending is sometimes the consequence of foolishness.

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The Progressive Way

well, getting a college degree and working hard is not an option. Julie Won says so.

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These ATVs are out of control!

The noise pollution alone is disgusting but they all behave like they’re in Thailand, going up on sidewalks!

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Jessica

It was such a terrible accident. I can still hear the screaming from the guy that got run over by the truck.

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George Floydizzle

They may have been speeding and going down the wrong side of the road but I bet they looked really cool doing it 😆

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Woodside Resident

Both men in their 30s ! I kinda expected for the age to be
teens but come on ! they adults
& driving so reckless . Yickes

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