A Bronx dirt bike rider was badly burned when his bike burst into flames after crashing into a New York City Parks Department vehicle, cops said.
The fiery accident happened around 8 p.m. at East 138 Street and Willow Street in the Mott Haven section, officials said.
The driver crashed into the rear of a New York City Department of Parks and Recreation vehicle and was pinned under his bike – which caught fire, according to the NYPD.
He was taken to Harlem Hospital Saturday night where he was in critical condition, police said.
The patient suffered burns over most of his body and was not wearing a helmet, sources told the Post.
Operating a dirt bike or ATV is illegal in the five counties because many riders lack insurance or proof of registration, according to police.
“They’re not only a nuisance and a nuisance to us, they’re extremely dangerous,” Mayor Eric Adams said at a news conference in Brooklyn last week. City officials bulldozed and demolished nearly a hundred impounded vehicles at the event.
The bikes were destroyed rather than sold or donated to prevent them from ending up back on city streets, the mayor said.
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