Our weekly New York State accident report round up includes two accidents that happened in Brooklyn, one with a cyclist struck by a truck and another involving an ambulance and a bus.
Cottekill, NY: Twin Brothers Die In Single-Vehicle Crash Into Tree
January 20, 2016 58-year-old twin brothers died after their pickup truck crashed into a tree on an upstate New York road.
Authorities state that the driver of the vehicle, Ronald Myronuik, was found unconscious and trapped in his car. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Ronald’s twin, Robert Myronuik, was airlifted to a hospital where he later died.
The cause of the accident is still being investigated, however, authorities say the two men were not wearing seat-belts. According to police, the twins shared a home in Cottekill and the only relative that was located lives out of state.
Brooklyn, NY: Cyclist Hit And Killed By A Truck
A 54-year-old bicyclist was hit and killed by a truck that left the scene of the accident. The accident took place on Tuesday January 19, 2016 in Brooklyn.
The police stated that the truck was going west on Avenue U when it hit the bicyclist who was cycling alongside the truck heading in the same direction.
The cyclist was pronounced dead at the hospital he was taken to. There have been no arrests made yet.
Clermont, NY: Man Charged With Man Slaughter Following Fatal Crash
A 22-year-old man from New York has been charged with manslaughter following a fatal crash in Hudson Valley. Police state the man, Andrew Casey, from South Beach, was heading north on Route 9 in Clermont on Saturday when the car veered off the road and hit some tress and a utility pole, stopping in an embankment.
The passenger in the car was 28-year-old Andrew Clarke of Red Hook. Clarke was found partially pushed out of the vehicle and he was pronounced dead on the scene.
Casey was transported to MidHudson regional Hospital and treated for minor injuries which were not considered life threatening.
State police charged Casey with second degree vehicular manslaughter and driving while intoxicated. He was held without bail and his toxicology results are not out yet.
Staten Island, NY: Motorcycle Crash Leaves 20-Year-Old Dead
A 20-year-old man has been left dead after he was thrown off of his motorcycle and then hit by a car on Staten Island. The accident took place on Saturday January 16, 2016 in the Annadale neighborhood.
The motorcyclist, Randy Raia, was riding his motorcycle south on Hylan Boulevard when he lost control of his motorcycle and was subsequently thrown onto the pavement.
Police say Raia was then hit by a car heading north and he was pronounced dead on the scene. The driver of the car was hospitalized and is in stable condition. The accident is under investigation.
Malta, NY: 40-Year-Old Dead After Being Struck By A Car
State police revealed that a 40-year-old-man died after he was hit by a car when he was crossing an upstate New York road.
According to troopers, Damon Hinchcliff of Clifton Park was crossing the four lane Route 9 in the evening on Thursday January 14, 2016. He was struck in the northbound lanes by a car that was being driven by a 69-year-old woman from Saratoga Springs.
Hinchcliff was transported to Saratoga Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The 68-year-old woman has not been charged and investigations into the accident continue.
Porter, NY: Head-On Crash Causes Serious Injuries
A 20-year-old-man was involved in a head-on collision in the town of Porter on Thursday January 14, 2016. The man Alexander J. Hance from Evansville, was airlifted to a Rockford hospital with life-threatening injuries. He was also cited for a drug offense.
Hance had one passenger in his car when he crossed the center-line and hit a westbound car. The passenger, Leigha D. Morris, 26, was taken to Mercy Hospital and Trauma Center with serious injuries and was put into the intensive care unit. The other driver was treated at St. Mary’s, her injuries were not stated as life-threatening.
Brooklyn, NY: School Bus And Ambulance Crash Leaves Two With Minor Injuries
Two people suffered minor injuries when a crash occurred between an ambulance and school bus in Brooklyn. Fortunately, there were no children in the bus and the ambulance did not have any patients when the accident happened.
Two people in the ambulance were taken to the hospital for back pain complaints. According to the police the accident happened when the ambulance was making a U-turn on Atlantic Avenue and then got hit by the bus as it was going west on Atlantic.