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Smashup at Whitney Ave. - Gerritsen Ave. collision leaves area motorcyclist near death

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A 29-year-old motorcyclist was left clinging to life Tuesday after a devastating vehicular accident in Gerritsen Beach.

Police said that the victim, identified by witnesses as a neighborhood electrician, was passing the corner of Whitney and Gerritsen avenues just after 1 p.m. on July 1 when he smashed into the front a 2007 Jeep.

Investigators said that the motorcyclist was traveling northbound on Gerritsen Avenue when it hit the Jeep as it made a left turn from Gerritsen Avenue onto Whitney Avenue.

Witnesses told police that speed may have been a factor in an accident.

The cyclist was reportedly thrown 100 feet from his mangled motorcycle into a nearby tree. The force of the impact was so severe that his sneakers flew off his feet, officials said.

FDNY officials said that paramedics rushed the victim to Kings County Hospital in grave condition with massive head injuries.

The driver of the Jeep suffered only minor injuries.

By late Tuesday, the circumstances behind the accident were still under investigation.

The driver of the Jeep was given a summons for failing to yield to another motorist, police said.

Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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