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Bicyclist Killed After Crashing Off Steep Roadway In Tomkins Cove

Buckberg Road near Mott Farm Road in Tomkins Cove.
Buckberg Road near Mott Farm Road in Tomkins Cove. Photo Credit: Google Maps

ROCKLAND COUNTY, N.Y. -- A 50-year-old bicyclist was killed Saturday morning after crashing into a wooded area in Tomkins Cove.

The crash occurred on Buckberg Road in Tomkins Cove at around 9:30 a.m., Stony Point Police said.

The bicyclist, traveling northerly down a very steep portion of the road approaching Mott Farm Road, left the roadway and crashed in a wooded area, said police.

Stony Point Police, Stony Point Ambulance and Rockland paramedics responded but the bicyclist died as a result of his injuries on the scene, according to police.

The bicyclist was with a group of about eight riders each riding down the hill separately, according to police.

Police said there is no reason to believe that any other bicyclist or vehicle was involved and nothing appears to be suspicious.

Speed, road terrain and condition and mechanical failure will be considered by detectives as well as an autopsy to be conducted by the Rockland ME office. Rockland Sheriff BCI also responded and is assisting with the investigation.

The victim’s identity is being withheld pending family notification. Police said the man is not a resident of Rockland County.

Anyone who may have witnessed the accident is asked to call the Stony Point Detective Bureau at 845-786-2422.

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