Author: Eric Schwartz/Wed, Oct 08, 2014/Categories: Blog

Rockland_Claims_Life_of_MotorcyclistA 35-year-old motorcyclist was killed Sunday night after he crashed into the back of a vehicle in Rockland.

Police say the accident occurred around 8:30 p.m. on Washburn’s Lane. The motorcyclist reportedly hit the car as the vehicle made a left turn into a driveway, according to the Westchester News.

Medical personnel pronounced the man dead at around 8:35 p.m.

The man was riding his 2005 Harley-Davidson motorcycle when he crashed into the rear passenger side of a white Nissan Altima that was turning into a driveway on Washburns Lane between Lieutenant Funcheon Drive and Schassler Place, reported.

Police are looking into speed and other factors in the ongoing investigation.

The Rockland Medical Examiner’s Office is conducting an autopsy, reported.

Family members described the victim as a good family man who helped raise his 6-year-old niece and younger sister. He lived with his grandparents on Spruce Drive in town.

The fatal accident marks the second straight weekend that a Stony Brook resident was involved in a serious traffic accident.

On Saturday, September 27 an early-morning accident on Route 9W left a Stony Point teenager hospitalized with serious injuries and led to the arrest of the 17-year-old driver.

The driver was charged with driving while ability impaired, second-degree assault and third-degree assault after police investigated at 2:30 a.m. crash on Saturday near Bayview Drive along Route 9W, police said.

The driver and his three passengers were traveling northbound when their vehicle veered off the roadway and crashed into a utility pole. One of the passengers, a 17-year-old boy, ejected from the car.

The injured teen was rushed to Nyack Hospital and later transferred to Westchester County Medical Center in Valhalla. The driver and the two other passengers were taken to Nyack Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

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