Chappaqua Doctor Killed in Freak Car Accident
September 13th, 2011|
September 12, 2011
A 49-year-old doctor from Chappaqua, New York, died when a car hit him on the Taconic State Parkway on the morning of Thursday, September 8, after he’d gotten out of his car following an accident.
The Journal News is reporting that around 8 a.m. the gastroenterologist had been headed northbound to work in Fishkill when his Toyota Highlander lost traction on the rainy highway near Peekskill Hollow Road.
The man’s SUV careened into a rock outcropping, then across the road and into a guardrail before stopping across both northbound lanes. Uninjured, the man got out of his vehicle, but was then hit by a northbound vehicle driven by a 41-year-old Yorktown woman who had just come around a slight bend in the road.
The woman reportedly tried to stop when she came upon the man’s wrecked car, but lost control of her car, spinning 180 degrees and hitting the same rocks that the man had struck only minutes earlier. Her car then plowed into the man and his car.
“There are no charges at this time and, from our initial investigation, it appears that [the woman] is not at fault,” said Senior Investigator Brian Hoff.
Witnesses to the crash are being asked to call investigators at 914-788-8044.
The deceased practiced at St. Francis Hospital and Vassar Brothers Medical Center.