Troopers Investigate motorcycle crash in Mexico

MEXICO, NY – State Police in Pulaski investigated a three-vehicle personal injury accident that occurred at approximately 10:30 a.m. on Sunday on State Route 3 at the intersection with State Route 104 in the village of Mexico.

The investigation has revealed, a 2007 Yamaha motorcycle, operated by Maximo Rodriquez, age 39, from Mount Morris, NY, was traveling with approximately 75 motorcycles who were turning left out of Fastrac’s parking lot onto State Route 104 (Main Street) in the village of Mexico.

Several uninvolved motorcycles illegally blocked vehicular traffic at the intersection to allow the motorcycle procession to pass through, according to troopers.

Rodriquez then proceeds into the intersection.

A 1968 Mack dump truck, operated by Clark T. Purdy, age 53, from Central Square, was traveling north on State Route 3 and stopped behind several vehicles that are stopped and were being held up by an uninvolved motorcycle.

Purdy, having a green light and the right of way, then pulled into the southbound lane on State Route 3 and passed the stopped vehicles to the left and proceeds through the intersection with intent to proceed on Academy Street, according to the police report.

Rodriquez, disobeying the traffic control device (red traffic light) then proceeded into the intersection and collided into the left side of the dump truck, troopers said.

Rodriquez and his passenger, Dominic M. Rodriquez, age 9, were ejected from the motorcycle and dragged approximately 40 feet before striking a 2002 Toyota Highlander, operated by Stanley Backus III, age 55, in the left rear bumper causing minor damage to the vehicle.

Maximo Rodriquez was transported to Upstate University Hospital in the city of Syracuse by McFee Ambulance where he was treated for minor head injuries and released.

His passenger, Dominic Rodriquez was transported by McFee to Upstate University Hospital for minor scrapes to both knees and released.

Mr. Rodriquez was issued a ticket for disobeying a traffic control device.

Mr. Purdy was issued a ticket for passing in a no passing zone.