EDGEMERE, Queens (WABC) — A passenger was killed when a motorcycle crashed on a boardwalk in Queens and now police are searching for the driver who fled the scene.
The 25-year-old motorcyclist was traveling westbound on the Rockaway Beach boardwalk at Beach 47 Street with a 26-year-old passenger when he lost control, struck a bench, and then hit a man who was rollerblading.
In the process, the passenger, 26-year-old David Molina, suffered severe head injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The motorcyclist fled on foot.
The 55-year-old on roller blades suffered minor head injuries and was taken to Jamaica Medical Center to be treated.
The family of the victim is devastated and said the driver of the motorcycle is Molina’s good friend. They said they are not sure why he left his friend behind on the boardwalk to die.
“They went for a ride, his mother came back