THE BRONX - The driver of a dirt bike is dead after striking a car at the intersection of East 188th Street and Third Avenue Friday afternoon.

Police say the man was driving his dirt bike in the street alongside a Toyota sedan. The Toyota driver made a left turn and the dirt bike crashed into it, sending the driver flying from his seat. The bike continued down the street, hitting two people on the sidewalk.

The dirt bike driver was taken to Saint Barnabas Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The two pedestrians were treated for their injuries and are expected to be OK.

Officials say it is illegal to drive a dirt bike on city streets.