Saturday, September 22, 2018

Bizarre and Horrible Accident in Hudson

This morning, this stretch of Warren Street looked pretty much as it always does.

But last night, Bill Williams of 98.5 The Cat reported it was the scene of a freak accident. Here's the account as it appeared on Facebook:
A 32-year-old man was airlifted to Albany Med Friday night, after he was impaled on a wrought iron fence in Hudson. The accident happened just before 8 at 809 Warren Street. Hudson Fire, Greenport Rescue and Hudson Police all responded to the scene.
Crews had to cut the fence away before the man could be removed. The rescue took close to an hour. Warren Street, from 7th Street to Worth Avenue, was closed during the rescue.
It was reported that the man tripped and fell onto the fence, impaling himself.

Update: According to the Register-Star article published on Sunday morning, the man was 55, and he tripped while walking his dog: "Hudson man impaled on fence." He apparently fell on the gate in the fence, which had to be removed to free him.

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