City College Student Killed in Brooklyn Crash

Posted on Sep 27, 2011

On the morning of September 1, 2011, 21-year-old City College student Karam Rampersaud was riding his motorcycle on Loring Avenue when a Ford Taurus turned in front of him and the bike and car collided. Mr. Rampersaud was allegedly caught underneath the car and dragged for about 30 feet before the driver of the Taurus stopped.

Witnesses report that Mr. Rampersaud was badly hurt by the time the Taurus stopped. The driver of the Taurus was issued a summons for failure to yield.

Rescue workers from the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) and New York City Police Department (NYPD) came to the scene of the accident. Together, the emergency workers began to lift the car off of Mr. Rampersaud.

There is some discrepancy about what happened next. Some witnesses report that the car was accidently dropped on Mr. Rampersaud as the NYPD and FDNY workers were lifting the car. The NYPD and FDNY deny that claim.

While it remains unclear whether the accident injuries or the rescue were the cause of Mr. Rampersaud's death, what is clear is that there is a family grieving the loss of loved one. We extend our sincere condolences to the parents, grandparents, brother, relatives and friends of Karam Rampersaud following this tragic Brooklyn car accident.

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