By Liz Schevtchuk Armstrong
At approximately 5:30 p.m. Saturday, (May 28) the well-known Angelina’s pizza delivery car and a motorcycle collided on Route 9D, in front of the Lahey medical offices and old Butterfield Hospital in Cold Spring. The accident sent the Cold Spring Fire Company trucks, Cold Spring Police Department, Putnam County Sheriff’s Department, and ambulances from Transcare and the Philipstown Volunteer Ambulance Corps racing to the scene, as onlookers watched from the grounds of the Chestnut Ridge apartments.
Staff at Angelina’s subsequently said that their driver emerged unscathed, except for a possible nosebleed. According to unofficial accounts, the motorcyclist, seen with neck wrapped in a brace or bandage as he was loaded into a Philipstown ambulance, was airlifted by to a Westchester hospital by a medical evacuation helicopter that met the ambulance behind the hospital on the parking lot.
As they dealt with the accident, the emergency responders closed the section of 9D winding around the hospital grounds and directed traffic onto Chestnut Street. The damaged hybrid listed in the street at the northern edge of the area, while the motorcycle lay on its side in the middle of the street further south. Pieces of broken equipment lay in the grass and edge of the street. Philipstown.info will provide further information as it becomes available.
Photos by Liz and Mike Armstrong