HUDSON — A man was killed Wednesday afternoon after the motorcycle he was driving collided with a car on Prospect Avenue, state police said.
The fatal accident happened at about 2 p.m. near the main entrance to Columbia Memorial Health. Prospect Avenue was closed for several hours between Warren Street and Columbia Turnpike while police investigated.
The motorcycle was engulfed in flames following the crash and was put out by a fire extinguisher.
Paramedics from Greenport Rescue Squad performed CPR on the unidentified man on the sidewalk outside of the hospital following the crash, with hospital staff assisting at the scene.
The man was placed on a stretcher and taken by Greenport Rescue to Columbia Memorial’s emergency room, where he reportedly died.
The car involved in the crash was parked in the valet parking area of the hospital after the accident. State police, who arrived first on the accident scene, roped off the area with police tape. Hudson Police assisted at the accident scene.
The Hudson Fire Department and Greenport Rescue Squad responded to the accident at 2:03 p.m.
Wednesday’s crash was the third fatal motorcycle accident in the Twin Counties this year. A Ghent man died April 25, when he collided with a tractor trailer on Route 23A in Haines Falls, and a Hopewell Junction man was killed June 23, after an accident with a dump truck on Route 9H in Claverack.