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New York teenager dies after bizarre e-bike accident that catapulted him from five-story train station garage: officials

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A Westchester County eighth-grader who died after falling from a five-story parking garage was thrown from his e-bike in a bizarre accident, officials said Tuesday.

Mark Anthony Giordano, 13, was riding his bike with a group of five friends on the roof of a garage at the Harrison Metro-North Station on Halstead Avenue around 5:45 p.m. on Sunday when he fell over the side of the building, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority said Tuesday.

His body was found on the ground nearby, the statement said. Emergency responders took him to White Plains Hospital, but he was pronounced dead on arrival.

Mark Anthony Giordano died after falling from the roof of a building. Harrison Wrestling/Facebook

No other children were injured, the MTA said, and authorities do not believe foul play was involved.

However, the agency is still investigating the incident.

“The MTA will review the results of the investigation as they become available,” wrote MTA spokesman Aaron Donovan.

According to sources, the children were performing stunts with their electric bikes on the top floor of the parking garage when the middle school student’s bike hit a wall, flipped over and he was thrown from the roof, they told The Post.

Before his fatal fall, Giordano was apparently riding an e-bike similar to the one pictured. AndriiKoval – stock.adobe.com
A source added that police were investigating the case but that foul play was not suspected. News12 Westchester

Mark was a student-athlete at the suburban Louis M. Klein Middle School, competing in both wrestling and football.

“We will miss him, the gentle soul and devoted friend he was to all he came into contact with in his short time here,” wrote Frank Barchella, who organized an online fundraiser for the boy’s grieving family.

Giordano wrestled on the varsity team at 220 pounds. Harrison Wrestling/Facebook

“Our goal is to help his family put Mark to rest and cover any costs they may face during this time of need.”

Since its launch, the GoFundMe page has raised over $119,000.

The Harrison Central School District has offered help and support to students, teachers and parents who need it.




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