Family wants BQE safety upgrades after fatal crash
The sister of a Fort Greene motorcyclist who was killed in a crash on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway last week is calling for safety improvements to the highway.
"How many more people have to die or get hurt?" asks Yvette Rivera, whose brother Anthony lost control of his bike while driving home from work around 4 a.m. on April 3. "I see they're extending the BQE. They're putting these other extensions. How about fixing the potholes first?"
Police say Rivera fell into the roadway, and another driver ran him over.
Family members say the victim was both cautious and knowledgeable.
"He wasn't a reckless driver," Yvette Rivera says. "He knew how to ride it, just when the weather was nice he would take it out."
The Department of Transportation says it will look into road conditions in the area.