By Michael V. Cusenza
Two young men from the same Brooklyn community died in separate area motorcycle accidents on Sunday and Monday, according to the City Police Department and published reports.
Early Sunday morning, Mohammed Hoque, 23, lost control of the Yamaha motorcycle he was riding in the Belt Parkway’s westbound lanes near Springfield Boulevard, according to a New York Daily News report.
The story indicated that Hoque struck a center divider and fell to the pavement, police said. But as Hoque lay on the Queens-Brooklyn thoroughfare, a driver ran him over and kept going.
Roughly 24 hours later, around 1:15 a.m. Monday, Raiguel Tapia-Villar was cruising on a motorcycle on Cross Bay Boulevard, heading toward the Joseph P. Addabo Memorial Bridge when he was blasted by a BMW SUV at 165th Avenue. Police determined that the driver of the SUV was making an illegal U-turn when the vehicle collided with Tapia-Villar’s Honda.
Tapia-Villar was rushed to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, where he later died. The driver of the BMW has not been charged.
Both Hoque and Tapia-Villar hailed from the Cypress Hills section of Brooklyn.