Man Killed While Biking In the Hudson Valley
Despite live-saving efforts from a father and son, a bicyclist was killed after he was hit by a car in the Hudson Valley.
On Friday around 9 a.m., a car and bicycle collided on the two west-bound lanes of Route 6 in Southeast, just past Starr Ridge Road.
The bicycle was hit by the car while attempting to make a U-Turn from the shoulder, police say.
The crash happened in front of the offices of Brewster Medical Group. Two doctors, Dr. Frank Kessler and Dr. Matthew Kessler, father and son, rushed to aid the victim and started CPR seconds after the crash.
David Eric Wellin, 68, of Danbury, C.T., was rushed by ambulance to Danbury Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The driver of the car wasn’t injured, police say.
Route 6 was closed to traffic in both directions until noon. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.
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