HASTINGS-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. The bicyclist killed Wednesday evening in Hastings was 63-year-old Hastings resident David Vaillancourt, of Farragut Avenue. Hastings police said Vaillancourt was struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Ravensdale Rd and Stanley Ave at approximately 5:29 p.m.
"From what I gathered from the investigation, the bicycle was going westbound in the eastbound lane," said Greenburgh Chief of Police Joseph DeCarlo. "A car was coming out of Stanley Ave and there was a collision."
Hastings police said Vaillancourt was taken to St. Johns Riverside Hospital in Dobbs Ferry by the Hastings Volunteer Ambulance Corps, along with Greenburgh paramedics. Police said Vaillancourt had serious injuries and was pronounced dead at 6:43 p.m. As of Thursday afternoon there was no official cause of death, according to the Westchester County Medical Examiner. DeCarlo said Vaillancourt was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.
David Wilson, executive director of the Bike Walk Alliance of Westchester & Putnam County and advocacy director of the Westchester Cycle Club, released a statement about the accident.
"We are saddened by the death of cyclist David Vaillancourt, of Hastings, who died Wednesday evening in a collision with an automobile," Wilson said. "Our hearts go out to his family. We call on local police to conduct a complete investigation of the incident to determine what caused the tragic collision."
Hastings police have not released the name of the driver and the accident is currently still under investigation.
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