Long Island EMS Volunteer Dies In Motorcycle Wreck
Patch.com reported on a tragic accident that claimed the lives of a well-known member of a Long Island volunteer ambulance service and his spouse while on vacation in New Hampshire last week.
The accident occurred between 8:00 and 9:00 p.m. on August 28 in Gilford, New Hampshire, where the victims of the accident had traveled on vacation for Laconia Motorcycle Week 2020. A 61-year-old man who was a long-time volunteer and chief for the Flanders-Northampton Volunteer Ambulance Corps was riding a Harley-Davidson motorcycle with his wife as a passenger when, for reasons unknown at this time, they veered off the road and crashed. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident; his wife was transported by ambulance to Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia and then airlifted to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, where she died of the injuries sustained in the wreck.
New Hampshire State Police have not yet released their findings on the wreck.
The victim had been an employee and volunteer of the Flanders-based ambulance service for over three decades and was prominent in Long Island and Suffolk County EMS circles, saving many lives and even once delivering a baby on the side of Sunrise Highway.