March 10, 2022 By Christian Murray
A 16-year-old girl who was in critical condition after a collision in Glendale last month has died, the NYPD reported Thursday.
Alexandra Ariza, of Nyack, NY, succumbed to her injuries Feb. 23 after the moped she was a passenger on collided with a 2021 Mazda CX-30 at around 3:15 p.m. on Feb. 21. Ariza was on a 2021 Yamaha bike driven by a 15-year-old boy.
Video footage released by CBS New York shows the Mazda driver, a 30-year-old man, making a left turn from 88th Street onto Cooper Avenue when he slammed into the moped. The moped driver was attempting to go through the intersection. It is unclear which driver had the light.
The teens were thrown off the moped in the crash, and hit the ground, police said.
When police arrived on the scene, they found Ariza with severe head trauma while the moped driver had injuries to his right leg, police said.
Ariza was transported by EMS to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in critical condition.
The 15-year-old moped driver was transported by EMS to Cohen Children’s Medical Center in stable condition.
Meanwhile, the Mazda driver and his front-seat passenger, a 27-year-old woman, remained at the scene until police arrived. The pair were then transported by EMS to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center where they were treated and released.
The investigation remains ongoing by the NYPD Highway District’s Collision Investigation Squad. There have been no arrests.