Thomas Prendergast, MTA Chairman and CEO of the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority Police in New York sadly reports the death of Officer Thomas Choi.

Officer Choi, 62, succumbed to injuries he sustained when he was struck in October 2013, by a vehicle on the Verrazano Narrows Bridge.

Officer Choi was reopening the lower level of the bridge when he was struck. He was ejected on to the windshield and fell to the ground. He sustained severe head injuries and later slipped into a coma.

Officer Choi was treated at Staten Island University Hospital and Seaview Rehabilitation Center, but never regained consciousness. He remained in a coma until succumbing to his injuries. Officer Choi is the first officer to die in the line of duty in the 81-year history of the Authority.

Officer Choi served the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority Police for 11 years. He is survived by his two adult children, Timothy and Tiffany.

Officer Thomas Choi-gone, but never forgotten. EOW: Monday, December 29, 2014.

“Graphic created by Fellow Officer Rose Borisow GraFX”

To learn more:

https://www.odmp.org/officer/22316-bridge-and-tunnel-officer-thomas-choi

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2014/12/29/mta-officer-struck-by-car-on-verrazano-bridge-dies-from-injuries/

http://www.longisland.com/news/12-29-14/thomas-choi-dies-of-injuries-from-2013-crash.html

http://nypost.com/2014/12/29/mta-cop-dies-more-than-year-after-crash/