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4-Year-Old Boy Critically Injured After Being Struck by Illegal Dirt Bike in Hit-and-Run in Queens Park

A 4-year-old boy was struck inside the boathouse parking lot by a dirt bike rider at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park (Photo: Google Maps)

July 19, 2021 By Michael Dorgan

A 4-year-old boy is in critical condition after being struck by the driver of an illegal dirt bike in a hit-and-run incident in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park Sunday.

The young boy was in the boathouse parking lot at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park at around 5:50 p.m. when the dirt bike rider slammed into him at a high rate of speed. The rider then raced away from the scene on his bike, police said.

The child was rushed to Flushing Hospital with injuries to his head and torso. He was later transferred to Cohen’s Children’s Medical Center where he remains in a critical but stable condition, police said.

The suspect is described as a man with black dreadlocks. He was riding a black and gold-colored dirt bike, according to police.

No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.

Police said that there was a group of people riding illegal dirt bikes in the parking lot at the time of the incident.

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Fuhgetaboudit

That parking spot at Flushing Meadow park is a popular hangout spot for the quad and dirt biker crowd to meet up for tricks, drink alcohol, smoke weed and hookah while playing loud music. The partying starts by late evening hours and runs until dusk. The parks department has had to call police on several occasions to get the street crowd under control. If it is illegal to ride dirt bikes in NYC it should be illegal to sell them unless the store can register the owner with NYPD/DOT before leaving the premises.

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