QUEENSBURY — A Bolton Landing woman is recovering from an incident early Saturday in which she was injured when a rock thrown from a bridge struck her vehicle on the Northway.
Tracy Morrow, a food and beverage supervisor at Saratoga Casino Hotel, was traveling home from work at about 3 a.m. when a rock thrown from the Sherman Avenue overpass between exits 18 and 19 struck her windshield.
“I only have liability on my car as it is old and none of the damages are covered,” she said in an email.
Morrow suffered a fractured right hand, is in pain and is missing work. She was treated at the scene by West Glens Falls EMS.
“I just started my position about 6 weeks ago and am not entitled to any paid time off,” she wrote. “Plus, it is track season, our busiest time of the year and me not being there has been a huge inconvenience and not fair to my co-workers who have to cover my shift. We already work long and hard.”
Morrow credited Trooper Adam Norton for making an arrest in the case.
State Police said Norton was on an unrelated case at about 5 a.m. when he observed a driver slumped over the wheel in the parking lot of Burger King in Glens Falls.
Police also found a stolen loaded gun in the car. When questioned about the events of that morning, the occupants of the vehicle admitted throwing rocks from the bridge, police said.
The three suspects are facing felony counts of reckless endangerment. Charged were 20-year-old Caleb S. Rich; 17-year-old Michael Pultorak from South Glens Falls; and a 15-year-old from Queensbury whose name was not released because of his age.
Pultorak was also charged with two felony counts for criminal possession of a loaded weapon and criminal possession of stolen property. All three suspects are also facing a misdemeanor criminal possession of a controlled substance charge.
Rich and Pultorak were arraigned in Queensbury Town Court. Bail was set at $2,500 cash or $5,000 bond for Pultorak and $1,000 cash or $2,000 bond for Rich.
Morrow said she is still shaken by the incident and worries that she could have been killed if there had been other cars around hers as she slammed on her brakes and swerved out of her lane.
“These boys have really damaged not only my car, but my finances and confidence to be behind the wheel at night,” she said.