Rockland Firefighters Line Overpasses in Tribute to Fallen NYS Trooper Joseph Gallagher
WEST NYACK, NY – Rockland County Firefighters were posted on overpasses with giant American 🇺🇸 flags to pay tribute to fallen NYS Trooper Joseph Gallagher on his final ride home.
New York State Police Trooper Joseph Gallagher passed away on Friday after suffering traumatic brain injuries more than three years ago when a distracted driver’s vehicle struck him, officials said Saturday.
Pictured below are members from the Congers Fire Department and West-Nyack Fire-Department, with officers from the Clarkstown Police Department and EMT’s from Congers-Valley Cottage Volunteer Ambulance Corps on the overpass by the Palisades Mall.
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Police Investigating Fatal Accident on Route 303 in Blauvelt
BLAUVELT, NY – On Monday November 15, 2021, at approximately 5:03PM, the Orangetown Police responded to a report of a Motor Vehicle Collision at the intersection of State Route 303 and East Erie Street in the Hamlet of Blauvelt, N.Y.
A 2005 Mack commercial box truck operated by Andrew Roe, 29, of Middletown, NY was traveling northbound on Route 303. A 2019 Subaru Forester, operated by Seymour Whynman, 83, of Blauvelt, NY was traveling westbound on E. Erie Street. A collision occurred at the intersection and the Subaru Forrester subsequently collided with a 2020 ford transit van in the southbound left only turn lane of Route 303. Mr. Whynmn and a female passenger were transported to Nyack Hospital by South Orangetown Ambulance Corps.
It is with deep sadness we report the passing of Seymour Whynman.
This accident is currently being investigated by the Orangetown Police Accident Investigation team. Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the collision or anyone who may have additional information to contact the Orangetown Police Department at 845-0359-3700.
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