A 24-year-old Delanson man is alive today thanks to some passing motorists, after his car ended up in a pond.

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On Friday morning just before 5:30 a.m. while Colin Lomax was driving on Duanesburg Road in Duanesburg, something went terribly wrong. His car went off of the shoulder of the road and then went across a parking lot for the Duanesburg Fire Department. He then ran into some shrubbery, hit a flag pole and monument, then traveled through a fence and ended up in a pond, when it became almost completely submerged.

A woman that saw what happened got the attention of another person who was driving by. The unnamed person went into the water and unsuccessfully attempted to get Lomax out of his car. He did break a window and unbuckled the safety belt which allowed Lomax to get his head above the water.

Another driver who was passing by, also stopped to help. 53-year-old Kenny Frederick, a contractor, heard Lomax screaming, grabbed a hammer from his tool box, went into the pond and broke another window. As the car began to sink lower in the pond, Lomax was able to be pulled out by the two men.

In the story from News 10 ABC, Lomax’s parents, who talked to Frederick, told him that Colin had a seizure when the accident happened. Colinwho was semi-conscious, was sent to Ellis Hospital in Schenectady.

New York State Troopers credit both men for their quick actions to help save Lomax. The unnamed man was given credit for his actions being a big factor in keeping the accident from becoming fatal. The accident is still being investigated.

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