Engine thrown from vehicle in Madison County accident

TOWN OF SULLIVAN — A Madison County man suffered only minor injuries after his car crashed so badly that the engine was thrown from the vehicle.

Authorities said 22-year-old Garrick Darrow was trapped for more than an hour while rescue crews worked to free him off Kinderhook Road Tuesday afternoon.

Darrow, of Chittenango, was eastbound at 4 p.m. when sheriff’s deputies said he lost control of his 2000 Volkswagen Jetta on a curve. Authorities said Darrow’s Jetta crossed over the oncoming lane before going off the north shoulder, where it struck a drainage ditch.

The car flipped twice and landed on its roof. The engine detached during the crash and landed 15 feet from the vehicle.

Authorities said Darrow was wearing his seat-belt and the airbag deployed. He suffered only minor injuries, deputies stated. Crews from Chittenango and North Chittenango worked for more than an hour to safely remove Darrow from the vehicle. He was then treated at University Hospital.

Deputies said Darrow was ticketed for failure to keep right and improper speed. He is scheduled to appear in Town Court.