Driver seriously injured when car flips over in Columbia County


Car skidded some distance before crashing down an embankment

TOWN OF GREENPORT – A Hudson man was seriously injured when his car veered off the right side of Columbia County Route 14 on Monday afternoon and then swerved abruptly to the left before it struck a guard rail, ran down an embankment and overturned.
The driver and sole occupant, Ah-Tua Teo, 71, had to be extricated by Greenport Fire Department personnel and Northern Dutchess Paramedics. He was airlifted to Albany Medical Center where he was treated for serious head, neck and back injuries, the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office reported.
The cause of the accident is under investigation.  Police are looking into possible contributing factors.