Laurelton man dies in motorcycle accident

By Sadef Ali Kully

SPRINGFIELD GARDENS — A 22-year old Laurelton man died Aug. 29 in a fatal motorcycle accident in Springfield Gardens, police said.

Police said they responded to a 911 call around 6:00 p.m. about the crash at 140th Avenue and Bedell Street in Springfield Gardens.

Police found Stephen Salmon, from 220th Place, unconscious and unresponsive at the scene of the crash. Emergency medical services transported him to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

The operator of the motorcycle was not wearing a DOT-approved helmet, police said.

A preliminary investigation revealed that Salmon was travelling westbound on 140th Avenue, on a motorcycle when he was struck by a Toyota Highlander driven by a 45-year-old woman, traveling southbound on Bedell Street and making a left turn onto eastbound 140th Avenue, according to the the NYPD Collision Investigation Squad.

Police said there are no arrests at this time and the investigation is ongoing.

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