PICTURED: Man, 29, arrested for hit-and-run with an unlawful dust bike that left 4-year-old boy in vital situation
- Argenis Rivas, 29, was arrested Wednesday over a hit-and-run that left 4-year-old Johnathan Beauchamp in vital situation
- Rivas is being charged with second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, leaving the scene of an accident with damage amongst different prices
- He was taken into custody after a Crime Stoppers tip led to the arrest, police sources informed ABC New York
- 4-year-old Johnathan Beauchamp was inside a car parking zone on the Flushing Meadows Corona Park Boathouse together with his dad and mom Sunday
- Beauchamp was struck by an unlawful dust bike simply earlier than 6pm after operating out from in between two parked automobiles
- The biker fled the scene with out stopping, and Beauchamp was rushed to Cohen Kids’s Medical Heart with extreme head trauma
- Filth bikes are unlawful in NYC, however residents noticed the two-wheeled automobiles ‘going backwards and forwards’
- Metropolis councilman proposes $750 penalty for first offense, $1,500 for second
A suspect is in custody over a hit-and-run with an unlawful dust bike in New York City that left a four-year-old boy in vital situation Sunday.
Police arrested Argenis Rivas, 29, on Wednesday after a Crime Stoppers tip led to the arrest, police sources informed ABC New York.
4-year-old Johnathan Beauchamp was inside a car parking zone on the Flushing Meadows Corona Park Boathouse in Queens together with his dad and mom Sunday, when he was struck by the unlawful dust bike simply earlier than 6pm.
Beauchamp ran out from in between two parked automobiles when he was hit by a mud biker who was driving by means of the car parking zone.
The biker fled the scene with out stopping. Beauchamp was taken to Cohen Kids’s Medical Heart with extreme head trauma.
Rivas is being charged with second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, leaving the scene of an accident with damage, appearing in a way injurious to a baby underneath 17, working a automobile with out insurance coverage, working an unregistered motorbike, and unlicensed operator.
Argenis Rivas, 29, is in custody for a hit-and-run that left a 4-year-old boy boy in vital situation Sunday, after he was struck by a mud bike in Queens, police mentioned
Rivas was arrested Wednesday after a Crime Stoppers tip led to the arrest, police sources informed ABC New York.
4-year-old Johnathan Beauchamp was inside a car parking zone on the Flushing Meadows Corona Park Boathouse together with his dad and mom Sunday, when he was struck by an unlawful dust bike simply earlier than 6 p.m
‘Filth bikes going backwards and forwards, there was a lot occurring, we did not notice someone bought hit till the ambulance got here,’ witness Harold Hadalgo informed ABC 7.
Again in Might, the NYPD introduced a crackdown on unlawful automobiles throughout town. On Monday, the NYPD’s one hundred and tenth Precinct, which covers the park, tweeted:
‘Latest collisions with operators of unlawful dust bikes and ATVs have result in fatalities & severe accidents. These motor automobiles are unlawful & should not be operated on NYC roads. For those who drive these unlawful dust bikes & ATVs, they are going to be confiscated & you’ll be arrested.’
Police are investigating the hit-and-run incident, which happened on the Flushing Meadows Corona Park Boathouse car parking zone
This footage exhibits the pervasive drawback dust bikes have grow to be in New York Metropolis as group trip the unlawful bikes within the streets
‘The NYPD has been very aggressive. If one’s on the market, it is instantly unlawful. It is simply not allowed in New York Metropolis and we’ll destroy them, actually, and ship a message to folks,’ Mayor Invoice de Blasio mentioned.
Residents had just lately known as on elected officers to extend penalties for these illegally using dust bikes and ATVs.
Officers usually are not allowed to pursue folks on these automobiles, however they often path the riders and look forward to them at fuel stations.
Officers mentioned eight folks have been killed and 350 others have been injured by unlawful bikes within the first quarter of this yr.
Mark Gjonaj, a Democratic metropolis councilmember from the Bronx, is proposing a invoice to extend penalties to $750 for first time offenders and $1,500 for second offenses.
Gjonaj added that the automobiles have been related to a number of crimes within the metropolis, together with a carjacking and taking pictures on the George Washington Bridge by a gaggle of dust bike riders final week, NY1 studies.
‘It is turning into a weapon and technique of escape, understanding that nobody will chase you. The picture that it actually presents is that we’re in a metropolis of lawlessness,’ mentioned Gjonaj.