NYC is Mourning as an Off Duty Police Officer Lost His Life in a Preventable Crash

Royston Ferguson, 35, was off-duty riding his motorcycle along Rockaway Parkway in Canarsie, Brooklyn when he was struck by a 2015 Kia Sorrento Suv. The Kia Sorrento was being operated by an off duty NYC School Safety Agent when it swung a dangerous U Turn across Rockaway Parkway directly into Ferguson's path. Ferguson had no chance to avoid the collision.

The motorcycle and Kia collided ejecting and seriously injuring Ferguson. He tragically passed away at Brookdale University Hospital.Ferguson heroically worked out of the Patrol Borough Brooklyn North command and was approaching his ten year anniversary which would have been celebrated in July.

Colleagues remarked that "He was an amazing officer,"

NYC has lost a dedicated and brave NYPD officer who risked his life every day to keep us all safe. Tragically he lost his life due a preventable collision when a vehicle suddenly made a U turn directly in his path. Our heart felt sympathies go out to the Ferguson family during this tremendously difficult time.

Andrew Levine
Andrew J. Levine is a partner at Raphaelson & Levine Law Firm, in New York, NY. A graduate of Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University. For 15 years he has been widely trusted and respected as a formidable attorney but acknowledged as a reasonable and ethical collaborator who impresses clients, judges and jurors alike. Andrew has been featured in New York Magazine as one of New York’s “Top Personal Injury Litigators” and recognized by Super Lawyers as a “Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in New York.”
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