Thursday, June 24, 2010

Local teen in critical condition following accident

A local teenager is listed in critical condition today following a bizarre accident in the town of Santa Clara.

Ray Brook-based state police say 19-year-old Casey McHugh of Lake Clear was riding his skateboard on his back east along Hoel Pond Road when he entered into the intersection of Floodwood Road and was struck by a golf cart.

The driver of the golf cart – 43-year-old Bernard Farley of Saranac Lake – fled before troopers and emergency personnel arrived at the scene.

McHugh was unconscious when police arrived. He was transported to the Adirondack Medical Center and later airlifted to the Fletcher Allen Healthcare Center in Burlington, Vermont.

He’s currently listed in critical condition.

Troopers located Farley at his residence several hours later. An investigation into the matter is ongoing.

The Franklin County District Attorney’s Office has been notified of the incident and troopers say charges are pending.

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