A 20-year-old man was killed Tuesday night in Garden City after he was hit on his motorcycle at an intersection with a traffic light out due to a power outage caused by Hurricane Sandy.
According to Nassau County detectives, around 8:25 p.m., the man
was operating a 2001 Kawasaki motorcycle northbound on Washington Avenue with an 18-year-old female passenger.
The motorcycle struck a 2003 Econoline
van that was traveling eastbound at the Stewart Avenue intersection.
The driver of the motorcycle was transported to Winthrop University
Hospital where he was pronounced deceased at 8:50 p.m. by hospital staff, police said.
The female passenger was transported to an
area hospital and treated for fractures to both arms, police said. No further
injuries were reported.
Police said that there is no criminality suspected at this time and both vehicles were impounded from scene.
Identification of the deceased is being withheld pending family notification.