Car vrs Bicyclist MVA Rt 299w and Butterville Rd

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Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date of Release: Friday, August 11, 2017


The New Paltz Police Department is investigating a personal injury Bicycle/vehicle accident that occurred on State Route 299 West yesterday afternoon, August 9th, 2017.    

At approximately 5:15 PM, the New Paltz Police Department responded to a reported truck versus bicycle accident on State Route 299 West approximately a half mile west of Butterville Road in the Town of New Paltz. 

The preliminary investigation shows the vehicle, a 2010 Dodge truck, was traveling westbound and was overtaking three bicycles that were single file on the right side of the roadway also traveling westbound.  Several witnesses indicated that the bicyclist swerved further into the lane at which time the bicyclist was struck by the passenger side mirror of the truck throwing the bicyclist from his bicycle.  The 19 years of age male bicyclist was treated at the scene by New Paltz Rescue Squad and transported to a local hospital.  The injuries are not believed to be life threatening.  There is no further information on his condition at this time.  The passenger of the truck suffered minor cuts but refused treatment and the vehicle operator was not injured.  

The investigation is continuing and anyone who may have witnessed the accident is asked to contact the New Paltz Police Department at (845) 255-1323.

The New Paltz Police Department was assisted by the New York State Police, the New Paltz Fire Department, and the New Paltz Rescue Squad.