NEW YORK — A young motorcyclist pinned under a car that had collided with him died Thursday after rescuers accidentally dropped the vehicle on him in a tragic incident in New York.
Karam Rampersaud, 21, was on his way to class at 8:46am local time when a Ford Taurus collided with his Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle at an intersection in Brooklyn, the New York Post reported.
As a result, Rampersaud was pinned under the car, police said.
Witnesses said seconds after cops and firefighters lifted the car, it slipped and crushed Rampersaud.
“The car was about four feet [1.2m] up,” said James Selder, 41. “Then the car just dropped right back down. Right on him. Everybody in the crowd screamed.”
Rampersaud was rushed to Brookdale Hospital, where he died.
The driver of the Taurus was a 70-year-old woman. She was issued a summons for failure to yield, police said
Rampersaud was studying to be a math teacher and was an A-grade student, his brother Ramon Rampersaud said.
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