Mo­tor­cy­clist in­jured in crash with trac­tor-trailer on Thruway

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - LOCAL NEWS - Free­man staff

A mo­tor­cy­clist was in­jured Wednes­day when she was struck by a trac­tor-trailer she was try­ing to pass on the Thruway near the Malden Turn­pike over­pass, state po­lice said.

Trooper David Howard said the 2014 Har­ley David­son and the trac­tor-trailer, both of which were north­bound, col­lided about 10:10 a.m. be­tween Ex­its 20 and 21.

Howard said the mo­tor­cy­cle oper­a­tor, Diane Mary Jor­dan, 51, of Farm­ing­ton, Minn., was flown to Al­bany Med­i­cal Cen­ter for treat­ment of leg in­juries. Jor­dan was “awake and con­scious” af­ter the col­li­sion, Howard said.

Jor­dan was north­bound in the right lane and cut in front of the trac­tor-trailer driven by Allen Wind­sorSex­ton, 55, of Ken­tucky, Howard said. He said the trac­tor-trailer then hit the rear of her mo­tor­cy­cle and jack­knifed.

Jor­dan was tick­eted for mak­ing an un­safe lane change, Howard said.

The truck driver was un­in­jured.

PHO­TOS BY SHAN­NEN FLANA­GAN

LEFT: North­bound traf­fic on the Thruway is backed up ap­proach­ing the ac­ci­dent scene. RIGHT: A he­li­copter pre­pares to fly the in­jured mo­tor­cy­clist to Al­bany Med­i­cal Cen­ter.

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