Police Credited in Saving Motorcyclist’s Life in Serious Crash

The motorcyclist who received serious injuries in a crash on Lake Avenue Monday afternoon is expected to recover due to the quick actions of police.

At about 2 pm, police responded to a reported motorcycle crash on Lake Avenue at its intersection with Rock Ridge Drive. Officers found one of the operators, a 31-year-old New York resident, sustained serious, life-threatening injuries.

Officers immediately administered first aid, including applying a tourniquet to the subject’s leg to control bleeding. He was then rushed to a local trauma center, where it was learned that the officer’s quick actions saved the life of the motorcyclist.

A preliminary investigation has determined that the motorcyclist was traveling north on Lake Avenue on a 2019 Suzuki RGSX motorcycle, in the southbound lane passing several cars, when he collided with a 2019 Land Rover turning left onto Rock Ridge Lane.

The operator of the Range Rover, a 50-year-old local resident, was not injured.

The collision is under investigation by the Department’s Traffic Section.

Greenwich Police are the designated first responders for the Town of Greenwich. Officers receive extensive training in emergency first aid and most have obtained EMT or higher certifications.