Motorcycle Accident on I-287
Motorcycle accident on I-287 kills
By: Desiree Grand
"WHITE PLAINS — A 22-year-old man was killed
when he was thrown from his motorcycle yesterday
evening on Interstate 287, state police said,
shutting down the eastbound lanes for several
The victim's identify was not released pending
notification of his family.
The accident occurred about 6:30 p.m. as the man
was traveling eastbound between exits 5 and 6
and lost control of his motorcycle while
changing lanes, said state police Investigator
John Vescio. The motorcycle slid under the
guardrail, the wheel getting lodged between the
posts, and was split in two. The victim was
thrown from the motorcycle and one of its pieces
shot across three lanes of the highway, Vescio
Police were still investigating whether any
other vehicles were involved.
According to a witness, speed was a factor in
the accident, Vescio said.
All eastbound lanes of I-287 were closed while
police investigated the crash, causing severe
traffic delays. The roadway was reopened about
11:30 last night.
During the summer months, motorcycle fatalities
and accidents increase. In June, two Westchester
men died in motorcycle accidents, and a Brooklyn
man died on the Saw Mill River Parkway when his
bike hit a guardrail and broke in half."
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