Motorcyclist killed after police chase in Yonkers

September 2, 2012 11:16:39 AM PDT
A motorcyclist was killed and two others are under arrest after a police chase Saturday night in Yonkers.

Police were notified that a group of bikers had fled the scene of a traffic stop on the Tappan Zee Bridge after a New York state trooper was assaulted.

Officers chased the three motorcyclists into Yonkers, where one of the men crashed into a Yonkers police car.

He was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Four police officers were injured in the accident, and have been placed off-duty.

The other two men lost control of their motorcycles, fell to the ground and were arrested.

One of them, 51-year old Dennis Norwood of Brooklyn, became involved in a physical struggle with police and was eventually handcuffed.

Four officers were injured during the scuffle.

Norwood is charged with Assault 2nd degree, Resisting Arrest, Unlawfully Fleeing a Police Officer, Reckless Driving, and was issued numerous Vehicle and Traffic violations.

Also under arrest is 49-year old Kenneth Hammond of Elizabeth New Jersey, who is charged with Unlawfully Fleeing a Police Officer and was issued numerous Vehicle and Traffic violations.

The identity of the motorcyclist who was killed has not yet been released.

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