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Heuvelton, NY – Update: Identities Released and Arrest Made Following Motorcycle Crash

Heuvelton, NY (May 14, 2019) – Police have released the identities of two people involved in a motorcycle accident that left both parties injured and resulted in the arrest of the operator of the bike for DWI. The crash took place back on May 6th at approximately 5:18 p.m., according to authorities.

Authorities have confirmed that 52-year-old Matthew C. Ewart, of Ogdensburg, was intoxicated and improperly licensed when he made an unsafe lane change in the vicinity of 5445 Route 12 and subsequently crashed the motorcycle with one passenger. The passenger has now been identified as Duane G. Charland, also of Ogdensburg. 

Emergency medical crews were promptly dispatched to the scene, where Ewart declined treatment for minor injuries. Charland, however, was immediately transported to Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center in Ogdensburg with various injuries, including a sprained wrist. Ewart has been charged with DWI and felony aggravated unlicensed operation.

Motorcycle Accidents in New York

Heuvelton, NY – Update: Identities Released and Arrest Made Following Motorcycle Crash

Our sincere sympathies are extended to Duane G. Charland, first and foremost, as we uphold our highest hopes for his full recovery. Motorcycle accidents in New York often result in serious injuries or death since there is very little protection in place for riders at the time of impact, especially when an intoxicated driver is involved. While it can be extremely difficult, it is important for victims to know that they may have significant rights moving forward.

Our New York accident attorneys at Hach & Rose have devoted their careers to those who have suffered due to the actions of another person or other negligent entity. We understand that there is nearly nothing as challenging as recovering from a sudden injury and we are here for you 24/7 to answer any questions you may have.

If you have sustained serious injuries in a motorcycle accident due to no fault of your own, please do not hesitate to call 212-779-0057 today.

Note: Secondary sources were used to create this piece and, because of this, the information included has not been independently verified. If you notice a factual issue with our posting, please bring it to our attention and we will correct or remove it as soon as possible.

Disclaimer: Our intent in these posts it to bring attention to the dangers members in our community face and to encourage caution. Accidents do happen and we hope these posts help those affected. However, this information should not be misconstrued as legal or medical advice, and we urge you to contact a trained legal professional for more information regarding your specific situation.


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