New York motorcycle catches fire after collision with park department truck

A Bronx dirt bike rider was badly burned when his bike caught fire after crashing into a New York City Parks Department vehicle, police said.

The fiery accident happened around 8 p.m. on East 138 Street and Willow Street in the Mott Haven section.

The driver slammed into the back of a New York City Department of Parks and Recreation vehicle and got trapped under his bike — which ignited, according to the NYPD.

He was taken to Harlem Hospital in critical condition on Saturday night, police said.

The patient suffered burns over most of his body and was not wearing a helmet, sources told The Post.

Driving a dirt bike or ATV is illegal in the five boroughs, according to police because many drivers do not have insurance or registration.

“Not only are they a nuisance and an annoyance to us, but they are extremely dangerous,” Mayor Eric Adams said at a news conference in Brooklyn last week. City officials bulldozed and scrapped nearly a hundred seized vehicles during the event.

The bikes were destroyed rather than sold or donated to prevent them from ending up back on the city’s streets, the mayor said.

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