Motorcyclist Killed in Manhattan Crash

Posted on Aug 26, 2011

At approximately 4:30 a.m. on Saturday August 6, 2011 a motorcyclist was stopped at a traffic light at the intersection of 46th Street and 12th Avenue in Manhattan. When the light turned green, the motorcyclist was rear-ended by a Honda. The biker has been identified as 22-year-old Kastrioit Prelaj of New Rochelle, New York.

The force of the impact caused the Mr. Prelaj to be thrown from his bike and into the intersection. As Mr. Prelaj lay on the road another vehicle hit him. The driver of the vehicle who hit him was arrested on New York drunk driving charges. The driver of the Honda who caused the initial accident fled the scene of the crash.

Mr. Prelaj was reportedly unresponsive when police and emergency workers arrived at the scene. He was taken to Roosevelt Hospital where he was later pronounced dead from his accident injuries.

New York City Police are continuing their investigation and asking businesses with surveillance video and any accident witnesses to please come forward and assist the investigation of this deadly New York City accident.

We extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Kastrioit Prelaj following this tragic New York City motorcycle accident .

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