PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- The 61-year-old motorcyclist who was severely injured Aug. 15 in a crash on John Walsh Boulevard in Peekskill has succumbed to his injuries, police said Monday.
Thomas Hecker, of Verplanck, had been in a medically induced coma after being injured in the wreck and was in critical condition before dying, said Peekskill Police Chief Eric Johansen.
"He has passed away due to his injuries sustained in the accident," Johansen said in an email to The Daily Voice on Monday. Hecker died on Aug. 20 according to the email.
Hecker was traveling northbound on John Walsh Boulevard around 6:30 a.m. Aug. 15, police said. At the same time, a sedan was heading southbound on the road and made a left turn, impeding the motorcycle's path. Hecker then hit the rear bumper of the sedan and was thrown from the motorcycle.
"He was breathing but he wasn't alert or conscious," said Lt. John White previously. "He had very severe injuries and sustained severe head trauma."
The male driver of the sedan, of Brooklyn, was issued a traffic citation for failure to yield the right of way, White said previously.