Friday, July 17, 2015

Melrose Man and Son Seriously Injured in Backhoe Accident

Melrose (July 17, 2015)– Rensselaer County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call at approximately 5pm on River Rd. in Melrose, NY involving an accident with 2 individuals and a backhoe.
A man and his son were seriously injured while working on a backhoe outside Thursday afternoon.
According to Deputies 36-year-old Vincent Colarossi was caught and run over by a backhoe while attempting to rescue his son.  According to the information received Colarossi’s son was sitting on the stalled backhoe while he was making repairs when unexpectedly the engine started and the backhoe started moving.
Emergency responders included Hoosick Valley Rescue, Melrose Fire Department, Clifton Park and Half Moon Rescue.                                                               
Colarossi was flown out to Albany Medical Center where he is listed in critical condition.  His son was transported to the same hospital by ambulance and is in stable condition, according to a press release from the Rensselaer County Sheriff.

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