On Thursday in Saugerties, a 50-year-old man was struck from behind by
a car in the parking lot of his job, Monro Muffler on U.S. Route 9W.
According to police and witnesses, James Wingate, of Hudson, was speaking
with other employees in the parking lot of the muffler shop when a 2010
Toyota, driven by Sarkis Simonian, 78, of 23 Creekside Road, Saugerties,
slammed into him from behind, throwing him to the pavement.
Wingate was then taken to HealthAlliance Hospital's Broadway Campus
in Kingston to be treated for neck and back injuries.