NORTH SALEM, N.Y. – A motorcyclist was killed in an accident on the southbound ramp of Exit 8 (Hardscrabble Road) on I-684 at 6:45 p.m. Monday. The victim was a 45-year-old resident of Hopewell Junction. No other vehicles were involved in the accident.
A witness reported seeing the motorcycle enter the ramp to the highway, then to lose control of the bike, said New York State Trooper Thomas Libretti. As the motorcycle began to slide, the biker was ejected and hit the guard rail.
The victim received a major head wound and was bleeding profusely. Police closed the road to traffic while the accident was investigated and emergency volunteers administered CPR. The North Salem Volunteer Ambulance Corps transported the victim to Putnam County Hospital, where it was determined that he had succumbed to severe head trauma.
In other North Salem Police news, one of the parking attendants at the Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Show was bitten by a pit bull on May 14 when he reached into a car to pet the dog. Although the bite did not break the skin, police nevertheless investigated the animal and its owner. The dog was located in a caged pen at Tent 10. It was wearing a collar with an Ocala, Florida dog license and a current rabies tag. The parking attendant was satisfied and chose not to pursue the matter.
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