Hampton Motorcycle Accident Leaves 3 Injured

A Hampton motorcycle accident involving two cars and two motorcycle leaves three injured. The incident took place on Saturday afternoon, October 9, 2010, along State Route 4.

According to officials, a car traveling northbound on State Route 4 rear-ended another car that was stopped to make a left turn. The car then hit a motorcycle that was traveling southbound. The accident caused a second motorcycle to skid approximately 100 feet.

The driver of the first car has been identified as Ethan R. Marshall, 20, of Burlington, Vt. His vehicle crossed the southbound lane and collided with a 2006 Harley Davidson. Rescue crews transported Marshall to Rutland Regional Medical Center where he was treated for a bloody nose caused by the airbag.

A second motorcycle, a 1990 Harley Davidson, skidded out of control to avoid the accident. The motorcyclist, Joseph Catalano, 51, of Cobleskill, suffered road rash on his right hand and arm.

The first motorcycle was driven by his son, Joseph P. Catalano, 23, of Albany. He was hospitalized with a severe right leg injury.

The driver of the left-turning vehicle has been identified as Charles W. Hannum, 52, of Fredonia. He had three passengers in the vehicle with him at the time of the crash. Fortunately, no one in the car was hurt.

The Hampton accident is still under investigation by local authorities. Marshall was issued a citation.

This is a terrible accident and we wish all the victims a speedy recovery.

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