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Police Officer Fights For Life Following Taconic State Parkway Crash

The intersection of Bryant Pond Road and the southbound Taconic State Parkway in Putnam Valley.
The intersection of Bryant Pond Road and the southbound Taconic State Parkway in Putnam Valley. Photo Credit: New York State Police

PUTNAM VALLEY, N.Y. -- An eight-year Connecticut police veteran is fighting for his life following a motorcycle crash on the Taconic State Parkway in Putnam Valley during a training drill on Wednesday.

West Haven Police said Michael Doyle, 34, an experienced motorcycle rider, was on the Taconic State Parkway in Putnam Valley with approximately 25 police motorcycles, when a vehicle merging onto the parkway struck his motorcycle, launching him onto the pavement.

He was transported by a Life Star helicopter to Westchester Medical Center.

Others involved in the accident were not injured.

For more on the crash, check this previous Daily Voice report.

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