Unfortunately, they have not read the accident report. No where does it state the cause of the accident, and no where does it state that any one person saw the accident--they only heard it.
It also has no statement from either Purcell or her husband Steve Zebrack--essential before drawing any conclusions.
The conclusions of the accident report are based on interviews with the driver (v1) and a "witness" who was ahead of--and therefore could not see-- Jessica Purcell.
I will now quote it verbatim, and if you would like to challenge the facts, you can actually go to the Alpine Police station to do so.
Here it is:
"V1 was stopped at the traffic light on Route 9W, heading north. B1 was traveling north on Route 9W. B1 collided with V1 while V1 was at a complete stop at traffic signal [not clear if this is the words of the driver or the witness, appears to be the words of the driver.]The witness. Richard Kidd, stated he was riding in front of b1: he was at least 100 yards from V1 and observed it at a complete stop at red traffic signal; he stated he was even with V1 front tires when he heard a "pop" which was B1 hitting V1. B1 appeared to not observe red traffic light signal [an impossible guess since he has not even spoken to her or her husband,]. Impact to B1 was to the front/ damage was to handle bars. Ms. Purcell was transported to Westchester Medical Center (Valhalla, NY)."
It is still unclear at this point if maybe Mr. Kidd came to a sudden stop, having initially intended to go through the light, or if there was not enough space behind the riders to stop, or if Purcell intended to travel beside the car, and missed, if Purcell and her husband collided, or if indeed, Purcell did not intend to stop and misread the cyclists in front of her.
Either way, the cause of the accident has not been explained by this accident report.