86-year-old Voorheesville man flips car

— From the Albany County Sheriff’s Office

The driver of a 2006 BMW 330i was trapped in his car before first responders arrived on scene Tuesday near the intersection of Route 32 and Onesquethaw Creek Road in Feura Bush. 

NEW SCOTLAND — An 86-year-old Voorheesville man “didn’t appear to have any serious injuries” on Tuesday just after noon after he flipped his car near the intersection of Route 32 and Onesquethaw Creek Road in Feura Bush, Inspector J.T. Campbell of the Albany County Sheriff’s Office said. 

The driver told police that he had been driving 60 miles per hour when he drove straight through a curve on Route 32. His 2006 BMW 330i became airborne over an embankment, police said. When the nose of the BMW hit the bottom of the embankment, the car flipped, Campbell said.

The speed limit on Route 32 is 55 miles per hour, Campbell said; the driver, whom police did not identify, will be issued a violation but Campbell didn’t know exactly what that violation would be.

The driver had been trapped in the car for approximately 30 minutes before first responders arrived, Campbell said. 

At the time the driver was pulled from the vehicle, he was conscious, awake, knew what day it was, as well as his birthday, Campbell said, adding, “He didn’t appear to have any serious injuries.”

The driver was taken to Albany Medical Center for an evaluation due to the extent of the crash. On Wednesday, Campbell had no update on the driver’s condition. 

 Alcohol and speed were not believed to be factors, according to a release from the sheriff’s office.

Agencies assisting at the scene included Albany County emergency medical services; the Slingerlands fire department; and Onesquethaw, which combines EMS and its fire department.

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