18-year old Staten Island man killed in dirt bike crash in Midland Beach

MIDLAND BEACH (WABC) -- An 18-year old was killed in a freak accident on Staten Island Sunday night on what police believe was a dirt bike.

The victim, Joseph Todisco, fell off his bike at the intersection of Midland Avenue and Hylan Boulevard in the Midland Beach section.

The NYPD says something caused him to fall off the bike and onto the street, causing a fatal head injury.

Todisco, the father of a 1-year old son, was pronounced dead at Staten Island University North hospital.

"He was a really good father. He loved his girlfriend and his son very much," said a friend, Kiana Hundley. "He was a really good friend. He was so funny all the time..it's really sad".

Police say the bike was gone by the time they arrived.

The NYPD Collision Investigation squad is investigating.

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