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Corona Man is Dead After Crashing Electric Scooter Into Pole in Maspeth Monday

A 48-year-old Corona man is dead after crashing his electric scooter into a utility pole on Maurice Avenue in Maspeth Monday (Photos: A Fly-E-bike Z6 and the location of the crash at Maurice Avenue/53rd Avenue GMaps)

Aug. 30, 2022 By Christian Murray

A 48-year-old Corona man died Monday night after crashing his electric scooter into a utility pole in Maspeth, police said.

Jaime Aguilar, of 108th Street, was riding his 2022 Fly-E-bike Z6 southbound on Maurice Avenue at about 6:40 p.m. when he lost control of the scooter.

According to police, Aguilar was riding at “a high rate of speed” and struck a speed bump, causing him to lose control and hit a utility pole in the vicinity of 53rd Avenue.

Police from the 108th Precinct responded to the scene and discovered Aguilar on the ground with severe trauma to the head and body.

EMS transported Aguilar to New York Health and Hospital Elmhurst where he was pronounced deceased.

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Accidents happen

These bikes are dangerous. The people who drive them think they have the right of way and don’t have to respect the traffic laws. If you drive these things and get run over it’s part of the deal. Same as driving a car.

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Javier

Sad to hear. May he rest in peace. Does anyone think its time to start enforcing helmets and possibly a license?? E-bikes are fast as some gas powered scooters. If I had to take a course and a motorcycle test to get my “M” endorsement, then should everyone else who wants to ride on 2-wheels that ISN’T a bicycle.

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