Rider on Stolen Motorcycle Dies in Roosevelt Boulevard Crash: Police


A motorcyclist riding a stolen bike died after striking vehicle making an illegal turn along the Roosevelt Boulevard Sunday afternoon, said Philadelphia Police.

The unidentified 27-year-old motorcyclist wasn't wearing a helmet as he sped in the inner eastbound lanes near C Street around 4:10 p.m., said police.

A 40-year-old woman driving a 2006 Kia Optima suddenly made an illegal left turn onto C Street from the outermost inner lane of the westbound Boulevard, turning into the path of the 2013 stolen Kawasaki bike, said police. The motorcycle struck the driver's side of the Kia.

The force of the crash left the biker and the motorcycle in the center median when the bike caught fire, said police.

Medics rushed the victim to Einstein Medical Center where doctors pronounced him dead around 7:45 p.m., said police.

The Kia driver was treated at the scene and refused to go to the hospital, said police.

No word yet on if any charges will be filed.

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