FULTON COUNTY – Two serious crashes are being investigated in Fulton County, one in a motorcycle crash in Broadalbin Friday and the other, a car-pedestrian crash early Sunday in Perth, Fulton County Sheriff’s officials said Sunday.
The first crash happened Friday evening at about 7:30, officials said, as a motorcyclist lost control and crashed in Broadalbin.
Just before the crash, a motorist flagged down a sheriff’s deputy to report the bike speeding through the village, officials said. About 60 seconds after the report, the motorcyclist lost control on a corner.
The motorcycle slid and the rider and bike became separated. The motorcyclist suffered serious injuries, was stabilized by Greater Amsterdam Volunteer Ambulance Corps paramedics and then airlifted to Albany Medical Center, officials said.
The state police and Broadalbin Kenyetto Fire Department assisted at the scene.
The second crash happened at about 3 a.m. Sunday morning on Route 30, near Nicolino’s Restaurant in Perth when a man walking on the side of the road was hit by a northbound vehicle, officials said.
The man was spotted by a sheriff’s deputy on patrol at the same time as the man’s friends were coming to get him, officials said. He was treated and stabilized and also airlifted to Albany Med.
The driver of the vehicle that struck the man reported the crash as soon as she arrived home in Gloversville, officials said. She told deputies she believed she hit a deer and was cooperative.
Investigations into both crashes continued Sunday.