Putnam County Sheriff's Department

Recent Motor Vehicle Accidents

Sheriff Kevin J. McConville reports that Deputies investigated a multi-vehicle accident in Mahopac on June 4, 2022, at 8:30 pm. Investigation revealed that a vehicle being operated by a 43-year-old Mahopac man was southbound on Route 6 near the Westchester County border when an unidentified vehicle pulled out of Baldwin Place Road causing him to brake suddenly. This resulted in a vehicle behind him, operated by a 74-year-old woman, also from Mahopac, who was unable to brake in time, colliding into the rear of his vehicle. A third vehicle, a motorcycle operated by a 56-year-old Tuckahoe man, then struck the rear of vehicle two and was ejected from the motorcycle. The driver of the second vehicle was transported to Putnam Hospital Center for difficulty breathing and the driver of the motorcycle was transported to Westchester Medical Center for a possible concussion. Motorists are reminded to always allow for proper following distance between you and the vehicle ahead of you.

On June 3, 2022, at approximately 12:50 am, Deputies were dispatched to a motor vehicle accident on Peekskill Hollow Road near Nashua Road in the Town of Putnam Valley. Upon arrival, the Deputy located a vehicle off the roadway that had struck a tree and was engulfed in flames. The driver, a 38-year-old resident of Kent, was unconscious and still in the vehicle. With the assistance of another motorist who had stopped to assist, they were able to get the driver out of the vehicle and began life-saving efforts including CPR. The victim was transported by ambulance to Westchester Medical Center. Unfortunately, he did not survive, and the investigation is continuing as to the cause of death. The Putnam Valley Fire Department assisted on the scene with the vehicle fire and with traffic control.

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