An NYPD cop on his way to work died after a BMW racing another car in Queens clipped the back of his motorcycle, causing him to crash, sources said Sunday.
Richard Holt, the founder and president of a local motorcycle club, was riding his Harley-Davidson on the Cross Island Parkway when a 2014 BMW struck the rear end of his bike near 17th Ave. in Bayside around 5:30 p.m. Saturday, officials said.
The car’s driver was drag racing another BMW when he struck Holt’s bike, sources said. The hardworking cop usually served on an NYPD homeless outreach team but had recently been moved to a coronavirus response unit, sources said.
Holt, 34, was thrown from his bike. EMTs rushed him to New York-Presbyterian Queens, but he couldn’t be saved.
The driver of the BMW who clipped Holt remained on scene while the other driver fled, according to sources. He was questioned by police, but it was unclear Sunday whether he would face charges.
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