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UPDATE: Dirt bike driver in critical condition after Bayside collision: NYPD

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A collision between a motorized dirt bike and a Jeep in Queens on Saturday night left a 27-year-old man in critical condition.

At approximately 8:51 p.m. ET on Aug. 22, NYPD responded to a 911 call of a vehicle collision in the vicinity of 192nd Street and Francis Lewis Boulevard within the confines of the 111th precinct.

Officers found the unidentified 27-year-old male motorcycle driver unconscious and unresponsive with trauma to his head and body. He was transported to New York-Presbyterian Queens hospital in critical condition.

Upon preliminary investigations, it was ascertained that the dirt-bike driver was traveling southbound on Francis Lewis Boulevard at “a high rate of speed,” according to the NYPD.

It was there that he collided with the Jeep, which was being driven by a 31-year-old unidentified male, who remained at the scene following the accident.

No criminality is suspected and an investigation by the NYPD Highway District’s Collision Investigation Squad is ongoing.

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story indicated the driver was deceased based on information provided by police. Authorities later clarified that the man is in critical condition. “Reports of [the 27-year-old’s] death were sent out in error,” a police spokesperson said. “My apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused.”

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