Accident Tuesday, on NYS Thruway Near Exit 15

Yesterday morning at approximately 9:30 a.m. an accident on the NYS Thruway near exit 15 left 26-year old Matthew Izquierdo of Orange County unconscious with serious head injuries. According to state police, Izquierdo’s 2015 Dodge Dart was traveling southbound when he tried to pass a 2003 International truck on the left clipping the truck’s left rear tire. Izquierdo’s vehicle hit the metal guardrail and rode the divide for a distance before jumping the rail and landing on its roof in a grassy embankment. Hillburn Fire Department removed Izquierdo from the car and the highway was closed for a period of time to allow an emergency helicopter to land. Izquierdo was taken to Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla. The driver of the truck was not injured.

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