EASTON – The Washington County Sheriff’s office investigated a motorcycle accident Saturday on State Route 40 in Easton.
Deputies say 911 calls reported at least two people lying in a ditch.
They discovered that Thomas Koch, 50, of Petersburg struck a turkey standing in the roadway and lost control of his motorcycle.
Koch and his passenger, Bridget Quinn-Dicarlo, 46, of Dalton, Massachusetts, were thrown from the motorcycle and landed in a ditch.
Koch was airlifted to Albany Medical Center for lower leg and chest injuries.
Deputies say he was also having trouble breathing.
Quinn-Dicarlo was taken to the hospital by ambulance with minor injuries.