Fatal motorcycle accident caused by left-turning car

AMSTERDAM — A fatal car/motorcycle accident at the intersection of routes 5S and 30 on Friday at 6:22 p.m. was investigated by the Amsterdam Police Department, according to police news release.

After a preliminary investigation, it appears that a 2014 Kawasaki motorcycle being operated by a 28-year-old Glenville resident was westbound on Route 5S when a vehicle, a 2014 Subaru, being driven by an 83-year-old Amsterdam resident, was travelling eastbound on Route 5S and turned left onto Route 30 in front of the motorcycle, police said. The drivers’ names were not released.

The motorcyclist was reportedly treated at the scene for serious injuries and airlifted to Albany Medical Center. The operator of the Subaru was treated at the scene and transported to St. Mary’s Hospital in Amsterdam for evaluation, police said.

The investigation is ongoing, but at this time, alcohol or speed do not appear to be a factor, according to police.

Amsterdam police were assisted at the scene by the Amsterdam Fire Department, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department, State Police and Greater Amsterdam Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

By Josh Bovee

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