YONKERS, NY – September 15, 2020 – According to an online news article posted on dailyvoice.com, a severe, fatal automobile accident occurred in Westchester County, New York. The two-vehicle accident occurred in Yonkers, New York, at the intersection of Walnut Street and Yonkers Avenue at approximately 11:50 p.m. last Friday night.
According to the news report, workers for the Westchester County Department of Public Safety contacted the Yonkers Police Department concerning a severe motor vehicle collision with personal injuries. Yonkers Police officers responded and began assisting the accident that involved a motor vehicle and a motorcycle, according to Lieutenant Dean Politopoulos, a Yonkers Police Department Detective. Lieutenant Politopoulos stated that the male driver and the female passenger on the motorcycle were lying in the street and unresponsive. The man on the motorcycle was found dead, and the woman who was the motorcycle passenger was transported to a local hospital where she died of her injuries.
According to Lieutenant Politopoulos, the driver and a passenger in the motor vehicle were transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening personal injuries. Yonkers Police Department officers blocked off the accident scene and began their investigation of the accident. Detectives from the Crime Scene Unit and Major Case Squad, along with the Traffic Unit accident investigators, responded to the accident scene and began interviewing accident eyewitnesses.
The initial results of the investigation allege the motorcycle was traveling eastbound on Yonkers Avenue and struck a westbound Honda Civic that was turning left onto Walnut Street, stated Lieutenant Politopoulos. The impact caused the two riders on the motorcycle to be thrown off of the motorcycle. The impact was so severe that the Honda Civic spun around, according to Lieutenant Politopoulos.
The motorcycle driver, a 31-year-old Bronx resident, and his 45-year-old Yonkers passenger have had their names withheld until the families of the victims are notified. The collision is currently under investigation by the Westchester County Medical Examiner’s Office and the Yonkers Police Department. No criminal charges were filed at this time, and the people in the Honda Civic are cooperating with law enforcement.
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