A local woman was hurt after an accident that occurred Monday evening.

While the incident happened earlier this week, details have been made public by officials about what happened that day in Ulster County, NY. Several rescue agencies assisted the woman, who sources say was seriously injured after the freak accident.

The Ulster County Sheriff's Office said on their Facebook page that the 59-year-old Middletown, NY woman was hang gliding in the Town of Wawarsing when she suffered the accident. A preliminary investigation says the woman crashed against a piece of heavy equipment while she was attempting to land. The Sherriff's Office says she was taken to Westchester Medical Center by helicopter for treatment.

A full investigation is still ongoing.


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A local Deputy was treated and later released after suffering injuries in an altercation with a suspect last week. Officials say the suspect used their vehicle to hit the Deputy's patrol vehicle in an unprovoked attack. A Sheriff's drone unit and K9 unit were later used to locate the suspect, who attempted to escape from authorities on foot through very rough terrain. This is another case of a volatile incident that luckily didn't escalate any further than it already had.

The Dutchess County Sheriff's Office said in a post on their Facebook page, that they were called to a residence in the Town of Rhinebeck to do a welfare checkup on a suicidal person Tuesday of last week. There isn't a lot of detail on what lead up to deputies being called, however, officials say that the subject was "emotionally disturbed". It was there that the Sheriff's Office said that the suspect used their vehicle to sideswipe and then ram the Deputy's patrol vehicle.


The suspect was later found during a manhunt and taken into custody. An investigation into the matter continues. Further information may become available. The Dutchess County Sheriff's Office was assisted at the scene by members of the New York State Police and the Village of Rhinebeck Police Department.

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