David Aguero died after spending several days critically injured in a hospital after being involved in a traffic accident near the Locust Manor LIRR station in Queens (NYC).
According to police, Agüero was riding a 2016 Suzuki motorcycle northbound on Farmers Blvd, Rochdale neighborhood, when he struck the rear of a southbound 2010 Ford pickup truck turning onto 135th Street around 2:50 p.m. on March 7.
Medics took the 38-year-old Hispanic man to Jamaica Hospital in critical condition. The victim died at the hospital a week later, the Daily News reported yesterday.
The unidentified 43-year-old driver driving the van remained at the scene, was not injured, and has not been charged. Aguero lived on Beach 59th Street, Arverne, QNS.com detailed.
In addition to gun violence, traffic accidents are another big challenge for Mayor Eric Adams. This is despite “Vision Zero,” a road safety plan created in 2014 by then-new Mayor Bill de Blasio, who promised to make the city safer for pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists, with a goal of zero fatalities by 2024.
But 2022 was a grim year on New York’s asphalt in all five boroughs. From January 1 to July 31, some 150 people died in road crashes, according to the city’s Department of Transportation (DOT). In particular, there was a 129% increase in hit-and-run incidents.