1 dead in collision of bus, motorcycle in Queens

July 30, 2013 4:41:23 AM PDT
An MTA bus collided with a motorcycle in Queens early Tuesday morning, killing the motorcycle rider.

It happened just after 1 a.m. at the intersection of Springfield Boulevard and Union Turnpike.

Police say the rider of the motorcycle, 21-year old Mauricio Galdamez of Queens, was heading eastbound on Union Turnpike when he went through a red light, hitting the bus near the left driver side window as it entered the intersection.

Galdamez was taken to Long Island Jewish Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

There were no other injuries.