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15-Year-Old Scooter Driver in Critical Condition After Striking MTA Bus in Ridgewood Tuesday

A 15-year-old boy is in critical condition after he struck an MTA bus while riding a scooter at the intersection of Seneca Avenue and Gates Avenue in Ridgewood Tuesday (Photo via Google Maps)

April 6, 2022 By Michael Dorgan

A 15-year-old boy is in critical condition after he struck an MTA bus while riding a scooter in Ridgewood Tuesday.

The teen was on a scooter traveling northbound along Seneca Avenue when he collided with the bus at the intersection of Seneca Avenue and Gates Avenue at around 1:10 p.m., according to police.

The 15-year-old was thrown off his gas-powered vehicle in the crash and hit the ground. He was transported to Brookdale Hospital with head injuries and is in critical condition, cops said.

The MTA bus, police said, was traveling with the light southbound on Gates Avenue when the scooter slammed into it. The MTA bus driver remained at the scene until police arrived.

The investigation remains ongoing by the NYPD Highway District’s Collision Investigation Squad. There have been no arrests.

The minimum legal age requirement to operate a motorcycle in New York is 16-years-old. The victim was riding an unregistered Jiangsu Baodiao scooter.

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