Bensonhurst

Two scooter drivers killed in a week

August 26, 2022 Jaime DeJesus
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Two men on e-scooters were fatally struck in Bensonhurst just days apart, cops said.

On Aug. 19 at 12:50 p.m., Qiu Rifeng, 22, was hit by a Kia K5 on 18th Avenue and 74th Street. Rifeng was thrown off his scooter into the car’s windshield. He died at Maimonides Medical Center. The driver, a 23-year-old man, stayed at the scene. 

On Aug. 23 at 3:50 a.m., a 41-year-old man fell off his scooter near the Bay Parkway exit of the Belt Parkway. When he tried to get back on, a driver hit him and fled. The victim’s name is being withheld until his family is notified.

Both incidents are under investigation.


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