SOUTH OZONE PARK, Queens (WABC) — A crowd of illegal dirt bikes and ATVs that don’t obey the rules of the road created a wild and dangerous scene Friday night in Queens, and it was all captured on exclusive Newscopter 7 Eyewitness News video.
This invasion of illegal motorcycles and ATVs on the streets of South Queens brought rush hour traffic to a standstill.
“Too reckless, too dangerous, this is no place for that kind of thing, you know what I’m talking about,” said driver Roy Mahabir.
Drivers were left with no choice but to sit back and watch a line of bikers on Rockaway Blvd as they swerved out of traffic on their wheels Friday night. Newscopter 7 followed the reckless date.
“They don’t respect the driving law, they crash, other people pay the price,” Mahabir said.
At one point, dozens of four-wheelers and motorcycles converged on the mobile station. Eyewitness Ish Singh says he was almost beaten while walking to work.
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“Anyone can get scared if you see them on the road, they’re coming towards you, they don’t stop at a red light, it’s quite risky,” Singh said.
Newscopter 7 spotted at least one NYPD helicopter on its tail, but witnesses saw more officers on the ground.
“I saw the police, so I guess they were chasing them to get them out of the area,” eyewitness Rafina Ruffborn said.
It’s a sight many New Yorkers have become accustomed to as the weather warms.
“They weren’t just driving by, they were like blocking traffic, there were a lot of signals, you definitely don’t want that on the road,” eyewitness Mehanad Kaid said.
The New York City Police Department told Eyewitness News reporter Anthony Carl that they continue to aggressively clear city streets of illegal motorcycles, but they urge people to call 911 if they see a large group like the one on Friday night to these groups could be traced.
There was no information about detentions.
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