A motorcyclist is seriously injured after an accident | Accident and incident

QUEENSBURY — A motorcyclist was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries after colliding with a car on Tuesday afternoon, police said.

At 5:40 p.m., the Warren County Sheriff’s Office responded to reports of a car-vs-motorcycle crash with serious injuries on Quaker Road in the city of Queensbury, police said.

Joann T. Levack, 87, of Queensbury, was driving a 2020 Buick Encore West on Quaker Road, when she attempted to turn left onto LaFayette Street. As she was turning, Levack’s vehicle collided with Jasmine M. Earnest, 25, of Halfmoon, who was riding a 2021 Kawasaki motorcycle traveling east on Quaker Road, according to a news release.

Police said on impact, Earnest was thrown from her motorcycle and suffered life-threatening injuries. She was airlifted to Albany Medical Center for treatment. His condition was unavailable Tuesday evening.

Speed ​​and alcohol do not appear to be involved in the accident. The accident is still under investigation, with emergency crews still at the scene after 9 p.m.

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Part of Quaker Road was closed for three hours while emergency personnel were on the scene.

The sheriff’s office was assisted at the scene by New York State Police, Queensbury Central Fire Department and West Glens Falls Emergency Squad.

Anyone who witnessed the accident is asked to contact the Warren County Sheriff’s Office at 518-743-2500.

Jana DeCamilla is a writer covering Moreau, Queensbury and Lake George. She can be reached at 518-742-3272 or jdecamilla@poststar.com.

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