Thursday, September 3, 2009

Westerly Man Killed in Plainfield Accident

From the Day:

A Westerly man was killed Tuesday evening when he was thrown from his motorcycle after trying to avoid a car that was backing up on the road.

Police said Cynthia Cipriano, 45, of 368 Pond Hill Road, was driving a minivan on New Road when she missed her turn onto a residential driveway.

Cipriano started to back up on New Road. At the same time, 28-year-old Solan Bowen was driving his Harley-Davidson down the road, police said.

Police said Bowen approached the crest of hill as Cipriano was backing up, forcing Bowen to swerve to avoid the minivan. Bowen was thrown from the motorcycle.

He was taken by Life Star helicopter to Rhode Island Hospital, where he died, police said.

Members at the state police accident reconstruction team responded to the scene to assist with the investigation.

The accident remains under investigation

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