A 19-year-old boy died when a remote-control helicopter that he was operating hit him in the head, leaving him with a severe injury, which ended his life. Roman Pirozek Jr. died after operating his remote-control helicopter in a city park near a parkway in Brooklyn, according to MSN on Sept. 6.
An area at the Calvert Vaux Park in Brooklyn allows the remote-control enthusiasts to fly their toy aircrafts. The love of flying these remote-control helicopters runs in the family, as Pirozek’s father is the vice president of the Seaview Rotary Wings Helicopter Club, which organizes the flights in the park. He could not be reached by media for a comment on this freak accident.
On Thursday emergency personal were called to the park, but they pronounced Roman Pirozek Jr. dead on the scene. Initial reports indicated it was the copter’s blade that killed Pirozek.
Police do not suspect any criminal act or foul play in the teen’s death, it was a horrible freak accident. This is one of two deaths reported in the U.S. involving the remote-control helicopters since they’ve been on the market.