09 August 2019
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major Philip T. Rougeux
Troop D Commander
On August 9, 2019, at approximately 11:20 am, State Police in Herkimer responded to Wood Lane in the town of Schuyler for a reported car/motorcycle crash.
The preliminary investigation suggests a 2016 Dodge Ram pickup truck, operated by 32-year-old, Cosmo Pellegrino III was traveling southbound on Wood Lane when he attempted to make a left turn into the Schuyler Town Park and entered the path of a 2001 Honda Motorcycle that was traveling northbound on Wood Lane.
The operator of the motorcycle, Stas Brutsky, age 23 from Utica, NY attempted to stop but was unable to avoid striking the undercarriage of the pickup truck and was ejected from the motorcycle.
Brutsky was transported by Kunkle Ambulance to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Utica and was then transferred via Medivac Helicopter to Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse for severe head injuries and is listed in critical condition. Pellegrino was not injured in the crash.
The investigation is continuing.