Fort Plain man dies in crash

Car turned in front of motorcycle

CAROGA — A motorcyclist lost his life late Monday morning when a car turned into his path and he was unable to avoid the collision.

According to a news release, the call came in about the accident at approximately 11:30 a.m., which occurred in front of Caroga Town Hall.

According to the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office, its preliminary investigation showed that the driver of the motorcycle, who is identified as 70-year-old Daniel G. Warner of Fort Plain, was traveling southbound on Route 10 on a 2016 Honda motorcycle, when 82-year-old John A. Anderson of South Shore Road, West Caroga, who was driving a 1990 Toyota, attempted to make a left-hand turn into the town hall parking lot, turning into the path of the motorcycle.

Fulton County Sheriff Richard Giardino said Anderson was issued a ticket for failing to keep right.

A passing motorist and medical staff from Nathan Littauer’s Primary Care Center, along with members of the Caroga Lake Volunteer Fire Department EMS squad provided medical assistance at the scene.

Greater Amsterdam Volunteer Ambulance Corps transported the motorcyclist to Nathan Littauer Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Anderson did not suffer any injuries in the collision.

A state ranger and state police assisted the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office with the investigation and notification of family members.

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