Photo courtesy of Victoria Puleo
Many Mamaroneck High School students were confused by the emptiness of Boston Post Road. after school on May 20. The cause: a motorcycle and SUV collision near the intersection of Rockland Avenue and Boston Post Road between 1 and 1:30 p.m. that closed the road for about six hours.
The motorcyclist, 64-year-old man from Poughkeepsie, NY, collided with an SUV driven by a 22-year-old woman from the Village of Mamaroneck. She was the only passenger in the car. The SUV driver was uninjured, while the motorcyclist was rushed to Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx with critical head injuries, according to Village Manager Richard Slingerland.
From the time of the accident until approximately 7:30 p.m., Boston Post Road was closed from Fenimore Ave. to Richbell Ave. for investigation by the Westchester County Police Department’s Accident Reconstruction Team. The Village of Mamaroneck Police detoured traffic around the investigation to ensure traffic would be rerouted from the accident.
Victoria Puleo ’16 saw the aftermath of the crash around 2:30 pm. While she was not present when the accident occurred, Puleo said, “It was really weird to see Boston Post Road completely empty. Other people that I talked to all had a different story about what happened; it’s amazing how quickly false information gets spread.”
When asked about the various stories she heard, Puleo responded, “Some thought the guy on the motorcycle was dead, which he’s not. Others thought the driver was a junior at [Mamaroneck] High School.”
Though the motorcyclist was in critical condition after the accident, Mr. Slingerland told The Globe that he heard on May 25 that the man was recovering, to what extent, he was unaware.
By Ali Steinberg