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Mount Vernon Motorcyclist Dead After Accident on the Post Road in Scarsdale on Saturday

policecruiserA serious accident on the Post Road in Scarsdale on Saturday September 22 resulted in the death of a motorcyclist from Mount Vernon. According to Scarsdale police an accident involving the motorcycle and a car occurred at 6:03 pm on Saturday. The injured motorcyclist was treated at the scene by paramedics from the Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps (SVAC) and transported to Westchester Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

The motorcyclist was identified as Junio Aridio, age 44 of Mount Vernon. The driver of the car was not injured.

The accident occurred near the intersection of the Post Road and Wayside Lane. Police closed the Post Road in both directions between Sherbrooke and Crane Roads for hours while they conducted an investigation. The Westchester County Police Accident Investigation Unit assisted Scarsdale Police at the scene.

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0 #19 Gary 2017-10-11 17:03
It seems on the new Tappan Zee bridge (no one will ever call it the Mario Cuomo), motorcycles are limited to a certain lane. This is a good first step. Now who is up for banning football?
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+1 #18 Economic Perspective 2017-10-05 23:52
To the economist's perspective, the problem with motorcycles is that the true costs, all factors included, in riding them burdens society too much relative to the operator. Make yourself a vegetable doing so and the State bears the cost of your care: one of the major arguments justifying seat belt laws.

If motorcyclists are willing to pay into a special insurance pool that privately covers post accident traumatic care then they can not only ride, but sans helmet.
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+1 #17 Scarsdale resident agrees 2017-10-01 19:27
More on the poor visibility turning left onto Post Road from Wayside: in addition to the Wayside Cottage fence, cars in the west lane block visibility of the faster moving inside lane. The only solution is a stoplight.
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+8 #16 Scarsdale Resident 2017-09-29 08:48
This intersection is notoriously dangerous. I don't know the details about this terrible accident, but when one is driving on Wayside Lane and wants to make a left onto Post Road, it is difficult to see vehicles coming from the left due to fencing in front of the property on the corner. The fencing should be modified in a way that permits better vision for motorists attempting to enter Post Road.
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0 #15 Response to Michael 2017-09-28 20:36
Michael, I am very sorry to hear about the death of your relative and the death of the motorcyclist referred to in this article. However, the article is stating the facts and in no way characterizes any motorcyclist as stereotypically reckless. I'm not sure from where you are getting that sentiment. All motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists need to exercise care on the roads. This was a horrible, tragic accident but the article is not placing blame on the motorcyclist.
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+8 #14 Michael 2017-09-28 17:39
I find it disturbing in what cavalier fashion the death of a man is being discussed here. A man lost his life - I do not know who was at fault - but show some respect!

Not all motorcycle drivers are reckless, but a lot of car drivers are as well. I live in this country for 20 years and I am still amazed how badly American drivers act on the roads.

My cousin died on a motorcycle. He was an experienced rider and not reckless at all. A car drove through a stop sign and hit his BMW motorcycle, breaking his spine. He died on the scene.

So instead of engaging in cheap stereotypes with respect to motorcycle riders we all need to try to pay close attention to the road while driving - whether in a car or riding on a motorcycle or on a bike.
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+2 #13 Libertarian2 2017-09-28 17:13
Quoting gary:
It's a fair question but my main interest is in preventing injuries and death


Perhaps we can consider returning to prohibition? Over 10,000 alcohol related deaths per year, with less than half that number for motorcycle-rela ted deaths.
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-4 #12 gary 2017-09-27 10:46
It's a fair question but my main interest is in preventing
injuries and death Road conditions that a 3000 lb car would not be impacted by can derail a two wheeled machine operettenby an inexperienced driver anywhere. The key contributor to motorcycle accidents is poor visibility which is most likely to occur on crowded roadways. Again, if you want to ride then do
so on a separate track or on organized rides where traffic conditions are controlled. Cars and cycles do not mix well and frankly the most reckless drivers are cyclists. Let's stop this foolish share the road philosophy until our roads are made
compatible with other modes of transport such as non motorized bikes as envisioned in the total streets concept which isolates bikes and pedestrians and cars. Otherwise continue to read about tragedies as reported here.
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+3 #11 A Neighbor 2017-09-26 22:51
Gary-
While roads may be crowded here, they are not in many other parts of the country. Would you ban bikes everywhere?
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-5 #10 gary 2017-09-26 11:07
Motorcycle riding is an extremely hazardous activity.
If the trolls here would learn to read I suggested as an alternative to banning separate facilities
for bikers. Today's roads are too congested to share under
usual conditions. Is riding a motorcycle thrilling ? Yes but so is a roller coaster. These are motorized toys that do not belong on public roads. There are two types of motorcycles those that have
gone down and those that are going down. Agsin who herenin 10583 land would buy a house if they saw a motorcycle
parked next door or would want their spouse or child to ride one of these killing machines ?
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