Albany Man Charged Following Head-On Crash in Upper Hudson Valley
Police say an Albany man was driving with his ability impaired by drugs when he caused a head-on crash in the Hudson Valley.
Following an investigation, Monday, 59-year-old Edward Murphy, of Albany, was charged with 1st-degree vehicular assault, a class D felony, and driving while ability impaired by drugs, a misdemeanor.
According to State Police from Livingston, on July 7, Murphy was driving on the Rip Van Winkle Bridge in the Town of Greeport when his 2013 Chevrolet crossed the double yellow lines and hit a 2003 Ford Focus head-on.
The female driver of the Ford Focus was transported via helicopter to Albany Medical Center, while the passenger of the Ford Focus was transported via ambulance, also to Albany Medical Center.
Both sustained serious but non-life threatening injuries.
Murphy was first transported to Columbia Memorial Hospital and then to Albany Medical Center, also with non-life threatening injuries.
Murphy was arraigned in the Town of Greenport Justice Court and released on his own recognizance. He is scheduled to appear in the Town of Greenport Court on September 12.
The State Police were assisted at the scene by the Greenport Fire Department, Greenport Police Department, Catskill Police Department, NYS Bridge Authority, and the Greenport Rescue Squad.