2018-05-15 / Police

Two Injured in Hamden ATV Crash

Two people were injured in an all-terrain vehicle crash in Hamden on May 12, when the driver Michael R. Armstrong, 30, of Roxbury, lost control of the vehicle, struck a tree and sustained serious head injuries, according to a press release issued by the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office.

Armstrong’s passenger, Laura J. Armstrong, 28, was ejected as a result of the crash and also injured. Both were transported to O’Connor Hospital in Delhi. Michael Armstrong was later transferred to Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, where he remains in critical condition, police say. Laura Armstrong was treated at O’Connor Hospital and released.

Police say a second ATV, driven by Corey Hochbrueckner, 27, of Oneonta, with passenger, Ashley M. Joslin, 33, of Hamden, struck the Armstrong ATV following the initial collision. Neither Hochbrueckner or Joslin were injured, police said.

New York State Police, Delhi Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services assisted at the scene.

In the press release, the Sheriff’s Office said it believes alcohol was a contributing factor in the collision and that Michael Armstrong was not wearing a helmet. The press release further states that they anticipate filing criminal charges regarding the incident.

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