Man airlifted to Albany Med after falling out of car in Rotterdam Thursday; Investigation continuing

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ROTTERDAM A Rotterdam man was airlifted to Albany Medical Center Thursday after falling out of his car for an unknown reason Thursday, police spokesman Lt. Jeffrey Collins said Friday.

The most recent information Collins had Friday was that he was in critical condition. He did not have an updated condition Friday afternoon.

How and why the incident happened remained under investigation Friday, but Collins said the man was alone at the time and the vehicle was traveling slowly, around 5 mph.

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One possibility was that the man suffered a medical event prior to falling out, though the ultimate cause remained unknown Friday, Collins said.

The incident happened at about 11:15 a.m. Thursday at the Five Corners Valero, 3060 Broadway, Collins said. The man was in the vehicle at the rear of the Valero, moving toward the front when somehow he came out of the driver’s side, Collins said. Collins identified the driver as Donald Wright, 48, of Rotterdam.

The man suffered what Collins described as a bad head injury in the fall. He was conscious, but alert enough to answer questions at the scene, Collins said.

After he fell out, his vehicle continued across Broadway and came to a stop in the Subway parking lot.

No one else was injured in the incident, Collins said.

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