A small pool of blood sat on the roadway just steps away from an NYPD cruiser, blocking off access to the scene of a violent collision on the Upper East Side involving an elderly woman crossing the street and the driver of a motorcycle.
The 75-year-old woman was apparently crossing East 62nd Street at the corner of First Avenue, when investigators say a man riding a BMW motorcycle slammed into her, sending her down hard on the pavement.
The driver of the motorcycle stayed at the scene and was seen explaining to officers how he was coming down the hill on East 62nd Street when the crash occurred.
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The victim, who witnesses say was seen bleeding on the ground, was rushed to Weill Cornell Medical Center — however their condition is not known.
The NYPD Highway Patrol’s Collision Investigation Squad was called in to piece together exactly how the crash unfolded, indicating the 75-year-old woman’s injuries were considered serious, at the very least.
Police say the 59-year-old motorcyclist was issued a summons for failure to yield to a pedestrian.
The corner of East 62nd Street and First Avenue is a heavily congested UES intersection, which serves as a conduit to the FDR Drive.
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According to data recorded by the NYPD, the intersection has been the scene of 41 crashes, leaving a total of 45 people injured in the last ten years.
First Avenue and East 62nd Street was also among dozens of dangerous Upper East Side intersections noted by Council Member Julie Menin a year ago as needing to undergo a review by the NYC Department of Transportation.
Upper East Site reached out to the DOT, which said it is looking into the status of those studies.
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