NYC Hit-and-run dirt biker said boy he struck ran into street
A hit-and-run dirt bike rider who critically injured a 4-year-old boy in a Queens park said he wasn’t racing or doing wheelies, and only fled because a crowd was getting aggressive, according to court papers.
Argenis Rivas, 29, admitted to cops that he had no license to ride, but insisted that he was not riding recklessly when he hit young Jonathan Beauchamps outside the Flushing Meadows-Corona Park boathouse on Sunday.
“I was just riding through the parking lot. I wasn’t doing wheelies. I wasn’t racing anybody,” Rivas said in a statement to cops that was revealed at his arraignment Thursday in Queens Criminal Court.
“I hit the kid with the front of my scooter. He ran out from behind the car. I don’t have a license. My friends got kind of scared because there was an aggressive crowd, and I left in a gray Honda Accord with them.”
Cops said Rivas posted a TikTok video posted Monday, where he showed off scrapes to his arms and blamed the boy for getting in his way.
“No, it’s not my fault. It’s …
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