NEW YORK (1010 WINS/WCBS 88) – Two moped riders were killed in New York City crashes over the weekend, including a man who struck a concrete barrier in the Bronx and another man who collided with a tractor-trailer truck in Brooklyn, police said Monday.
Sunday's crash claimed the life of Christopher Vatran, 27, of the Bronx.
Vatran was riding a 2023 Jiajue moped on Southern Boulevard, near Bronx River Parkway, in the Allerton section around 12:10 a.m. when he failed to make a turn and crashed into a concrete barrier.
He was ejected from the moped in the crash, police said. EMS transported him to NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi, where he was pronounced dead.
The deadly crash came a day after a 19-year-old moped rider, Josue Mardoqueo Vicente Yac, was fatally struck by a tractor-trailer driver in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, early Saturday morning.
Vicente Yac was riding a moped southbound on Fourth Avenue around 2:30 a.m. when he was hit by a 2002 Peterbilt semitruck turning left from southbound Fourth Avenue onto 39th Street, according to police.
EMS transported Vicente Yac to NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn, but he suffered severe head and body trauma and did not survive.
The 41-year-old driver of the truck initially left the crash scene, but he later walked into an NYPD stationhouse to report his potential involvement, police said.
The NYPD is investigating both crashes. No arrests have been reported.