Chittenango, N.Y. – A man is in the intensive care unit after rolling his car into the Old Erie Canal overnight, according Madison County Sheriff’s Deputies. 26-year-old Justin Redmond of Chittenango was found lying in the middle of Boliver Road early Friday morning after escaping the sinking mini-van.
Police found his mini-van upside down and completely submerged in the water about 500 yards from where he was originally found. Redmond was taken to University Hospital in Syracuse. He became unconscious while being taken to the hospital. Officials say Redmond inhaled a large amount of water when he escaped the vehicle.
Police believe alcohol may have been a factor in this accident and charges are still pending.