Peekskill Herald

Peekskill Herald

Peekskill Herald

Pedestrian and dirt bike crashes with cars within four days

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Intersection of Central and Nelson Avenues, the scene of an accident involving three pedestrians last Wednesday morning.

Last Wednesday, September 27, at approximately 8:14 in the morning, Peekskill police officers responded for a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Nelson Avenue and Central Ave.  Investigation into the accident revealed that a vehicle struck three pedestrians (a mother with two children) who were crossing Central Ave.  All pedestrians were transported to Westchester Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.  The vehicle and driver remained on scene. “There were no summons’ issued with regards to the pedestrian involved in the motor vehicle collision on Central Ave. Investigation into the accident did not support the issuance of traffic summons’ to the driver,” said police Lt. Adam Renwick in response to an email from the Herald.

A few days later, on Sunday, Oct. 1, another incident involving children occurred at approximately 6:51 on the  300 block of Washington Street. According to Renwick, police responded for the report of a personal injury motor vehicle accident.  Investigation revealed that an unregistered dirt bike, occupied by two individuals, collided with a motor vehicle in front of 364 Washington St.  The occupants of the dirt bike were transported to Westchester Medical Center for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.  The driver of the motor vehicle was uninjured.  Investigation into this collision is ongoing said Renwick.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About the Contributor
Regina Clarkin, Editor and Publisher
When the Peekskill Herald weekly newspaper ceased publishing in August 2000 it was the first time in the history of the city that there wasn’t a local newspaper.  The award-winning weekly was often referred to as the ‘glue’ of the community. Founded on January 9, 1986 by Regina Clarkin, Kathy Daley and Rich Zahradnik with a $7,000 credit card line, the paper filled the void created when the daily Evening Star was sold to Gannett and moved out of town. Founding publisher Regina Clarkin continued to live in the Peekskill Cortlandt area and turned her attention to other life endeavors.  Through the ensuing 19 years, Clarkin was frequently stopped in town and asked when she would start up the Herald again. In January 2019, Clarkin decided it was less labor intensive to deliver a weekly blog than a print newspaper so she began posting one story a week about life in Peekskill. After a successful crowd funding campaign in 2020, the Herald was incorporated as a non-profit corporation in July of 2021. Peekskill Herald is a digital relative of the former print edition, featuring many of the favorite aspects of the beloved Peekskill Herald such as old pictures, personality profiles and well written stories about newsworthy events. Regina Clarkin is the editor and publisher of the site. Photo by Joe Squillante