Port Ewen Crash Results in Multiple InjuriesMay 28th, 2013 | By HV Insider | Category: Featured Articles
Ulster County Sheriff’s report a serious injury motor vehicle crash that has left a 4 year old girl in critical condition. The incident took place at approximately 1:30 PM Monday on Route 9W in Port Ewen.
Preliminary investigation indicates an uninvolved vehicle was traveling northbound preparing to turn left into the parking lot of Iron Mountain on Route 9W in Port Ewen when the vehicle behind it, a 2009 Pontiac Vie operated by Gregory Martin, 59, of Wappinger Falls began to slow. Behind Martin’s vehicle was a 2012 Harley Davidson motorcycle operated by Matthew McNair, 34, of New Paltz. McNair was unable to slow down, striking the rear driver corner of the Pontiac.
McNair and his passenger, Katie Olson, 22, of High Falls, were ejected into the roadway. The motorcycle continued into the southbound lane where it struck a 2012 Honda CRV operated by Antony Ascione, 45, of Highland. Upon striking the motorcycle, Ascione’s vehicle went airborne, flipped and struck a utility pole and earth embankment prior to coming to rest.
Martin and his passenger, Janet Jozwiak, 52, also of Wappinger Falls, were uninjured.
McNair was taken to St. Francis Hospital for evaluation and released. Olson was taken to Kingston Hospital for evaluation and released.
Ascione was taken to St. Francis Hospital for a possible fractured back and later released. The front passenger in Ascione’s vehicle, Brandi Ascione, 37, was taken to St. Francis Hospital for evaluation and released. The Ascione’s 7 year old daughter was taken to St. Francis Hospital for evaluation and released. A second child, a 4 year old girl, was airlifted to Westchester Medical for head and internal injuries and is currently in critical condition.
Detectives were assisted by the New York State Police at Highland and Hawthorne, as well as their Crash Reconstruction Unit in Middletown, Port Ewen Fire Department, Esopus Fire Department, Town of Esopus Volunteer Ambulance Squad, Hurley Fire Department Ambulance, Mobile Life Support Services and Statflight.
No charges have been filed or tickets issued, however the investigation remains underway.