4 pedestrians, 2 motorcyclists dead in weekend collisions

Police tape
(Metro File Photo)

It was a dangerous weekend to walk around New York as collisions claimed the lives of four pedestrians and two motorcyclists across four boroughs.

A tractor trailer hit eight-year-old Noshat Nahian of Woodside, Queens as he walked to school with his sister on Friday morning. He was pronounced dead at Elmhurst Hospital. The driver, Maurico Osorio-Palominos, 51, has been arrested and charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, police said.

Later that day, just before 6 p.m., police received a report that someone had been struck at W. 155 St. and Amsterdam Ave., where they found 76-year-old  Antonio Escanio on the ground with trauma to the head. He was later pronounced dead at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. Escanio had been struck by two different vehicles while attempting to cross Amsterdam, police said. Both drivers remained on the scene.

On Saturday afternoon just after 4 p.m., 40-year-old Albert Marku was killed when the Honda motorcycle he was driving struck another vehicle on Williamsbridge Rd. in the Bronx, police said. The other driver stayed on the scene and no arrests have been made.

Just twenty minutes later, 31-year-old Darien Baker of Yonkers was driving his motorcycle on Queens Blvd and 58th Street in Woodside  when he collided with a 78-year-old female pedestrian before crashing into a fence and a tree. Both Baker and the victim, who has not been identified, were taken to Elmhurst Hospital, where they were pronounced dead of severe trauma.

Finally, at 9:37 p.m. on Saturday, police received a report of a hit and run at Eastern Parkway and Rockaway Parkway in Brooklyn. They found an unidentified 51-year-old man lying unconscious after being struck by a black four-door sedan. The victim was pronounced dead at Brookdale Hospital. The driver fled the scene, and an investigation is ongoing.

Follow Emily Johnson on Twitter @emilyjreports


News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
News

OMG! Exercise can make skin (and butt) look…

A moderate exercise regime can turn back time and actually reverse the skin's aging process, according to new research. The study showed that a minimum…

News

Mets mascot Mr. Met target of Bill Clinton…

Mets mascot Mr. Met has told how he ended up in the crosshairs of a Secret Service sniper rifle. The man behind the Mr. Met…

International

Jews in eastern Ukraine ordered to register, Kerry…

Secretary of State John Kerry condemned reports that Jews in eastern Ukraine had been ordered to register with the authorities "or suffer the consequences."

National

Chelsea Clinton pregnant with first child

Chelsea Clinton is pregnant with her first child.

Television

'Scandal' recap: Season 3, Episode 18, 'The Price…

Sally is Jesus, Olivia caused global warming, and Mellie's still drunk. Let's recap the Scandal finale. A church full of Washington insiders is about to…

Movies

Review: 'Transcendence' is not stupid but sometimes lacks…

The cyberthriller "Transcendence" explores artificial intelligence, nanotechnology and other ethical quandaries, but has too much ambition, if anything.

Television

Dick Wolf to bring fictionalized world of 'Law…

A&E has ordered a pilot called "D.O.A." from "Law and Order" mastermind Dick Wolf that will focus on real detectives reexamining cold cases. A trio…

Television

Shane West talks WGN America's 'Salem'

The actor on history lessons, a new network and showing his butt.

MLB

MLB video highlights: Red Sox score two in…

Lester shines in Red Sox win over White Sox

Sports

2014 Boston Marathon preview: Elite American, International runners…

2014 Boston Marathon: Elite American, International runners to watch

NBA

2014 NBA Finals odds: Ranking which playoff teams…

2014 NBA Finals odds: Ranking which playoff teams have the best shot at a championship. The Thunder, Clippers, Heat and Rockets lead the way.

NFL

2014 Patriots, full NFL schedule release date announced

2014 Patriots, full NFL schedule release date announced

Style

Light-up nail art syncs with phone

This Japanese technology syncs light-up nail art with your phone.

Wellbeing

Why is dance cardio taking off in NYC?

Instructors at some of the city's hottest classes explain why.

Travel

Earth Day travel in the Florida Keys

See why this eco-friendly destination deserves your attention.

Tech

Sorry, Facebook — FarmVille goes mobile with 'Country…

Zynga has released a version of the hit "FarmVille" tailored for smartphones and tablets in the hope of reaping a bumper crop of players.