Driver escapes serious injury in crash that rips vehicle in half

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A Hardenburgh resident miraculously escaped with only minor injuries last Wednesday morning when the car he was driving went out of control on the Dry Brook Road near its intersection with Rider Hollow, struck a tree and broke in half.
RIPPED APART — A Hardenburgh resident miraculously escaped with only minor injuries last Wednesday morning when the car he was driving went out of control on the Dry Brook Road near its intersection with Rider Hollow, Arkville. — Photo by Randy VanKeurenRIPPED APART — A Hardenburgh resident miraculously escaped with only minor injuries last Wednesday morning when the car he was driving went out of control on the Dry Brook Road near its intersection with Rider Hollow, Arkville. — Photo by Randy VanKeuren
State police report that Eric R. Greene, 32, was driving north at a high rate of speed when he lost control, crossed the road and hit a tree, totally demolishing the vehicle.

Margaretville Firemen responded to the scene and helped remove Greene from the vehicle. After being treated at Margaretville Hospital, Greene was taken by helicopter to Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown with head and internal injuries. He was released from the hospital later that the same day.
Greene was issued tickets for unlicensed operation, unreasonable speed, driving left of pavement markings, and second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation.
He is scheduled to appear in Town of Hardenburgh Justice Court on August 4 to answer the charges.