September 30, 2013

Plattsburgh man loses hand in car crash


---- — AUSABLE — A Plattsburgh man lost a hand in an accident Sept. 18 on Interstate 87.

Michael S. Bond, 52, was traveling north on I-87 when his Toyota Tundra pickup truck drifted from the east lane of traffic across the west lane and went off the road about a half mile from mile post marker 141, according to the State Police accident report.

“Upon leaving the paved surface, Bond overcorrected to the right, sending his vehicle into a skid across both lanes of traffic,” the report reads.

As the truck left the roadway again, it rolled onto its side and continued to roll several times, coming to rest on its roof on the east shoulder of the Northway, partially in the east lane of traffic, according to the report.

CVPH Medical Center EMS was the first to arrive, later joined by Keeseville Volunteer Fire Department and EMS.

When a trooper reached the site of the crash, Bond “was lying outside the vehicle, already being attended to by first responders,” police said.

Emergency personnel told the trooper that Bond’s left hand had been amputated in the crash. He was taken to CVPH Medical Center for treatment.

A patient-care coordinator at CVPH Medical Center said Bond was airlifted to a hospital in Boston. The specific hospital and his medical condition were unknown on Friday.

Alcohol was not a factor in the crash, police said.

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