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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Gansevoort man injured in Fort Edward motorcycle accident


Date of Incident:  Friday May 22, 2020     Time of Incident:  4:08 PM

Incident Location: State Route 197 near Plum Road                 

Township: Fort Edward         Case # 2020-005845

INCIDENT SUMMARY: According to Sheriff Jeffrey J. Murphy, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office responded to State Route 197 near Plum Road in the Town of Fort Edward for a report of a motorcycle accident with injury.

Deputies arrived on scene and determined that a 2020 Yahama motorcycle operated by Lucas T. Brockway, 20, of Baker Road in Gansevoort was westbound on State Route 197 when he lost control of his motorcycle. Witnesses reported to deputies that Brockway was thrown from the motorcycle, skidded along the roadway before striking  a power pole and coming to rest off the roadway.

Brockway was transported by EMS to a landing zone before being airlifted to the Albany Medical Center with neck, back and chest injuries. At this time, drug or alcohol impairment is not believed to be a factor however the accident remains under investigation.

Officer (s) Handling: Deputies Chris Murray, Nicholas Hoffman and Dale Quesnel

 Assisting Agencies: Fort Edward and Argyle  Fire Departments, Fort Edward and Cambridge EMS and Life Net of NY

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