Kathy Welsh

Kathy Welsh

NEW PALTZ – The New Paltz Police Department is investigating a personal injury bicycle/vehicle accident that occurred on State Route 299 West, Wednesday afternoon (Aug 9) about 5:15 p.m.

The reported truck versus bicycle accident was reported on State Route 299 West approximately a half mile west of Butterville Road in the Town of New Paltz.

The preliminary investigation, said police, 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, according to police.

The male bicyclist, age 19, 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, said police. 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.

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