Eden Man In Critical Condition After Accident

February 18, 2012 Updated Feb 18, 2012 at 11:14 PM EDT

By WKBW News

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Eden Man In Critical Condition After Accident

February 18, 2012 Updated Feb 18, 2012 at 11:14 PM EDT

EDEN, N.Y. ( WKBW ) A 22 year old Eden man is in critical condition after crashing into a utility pole.

Police say Michael Zittel was speeding when he lost control of his car at the intersection of Route 62 and Route 75 in the Town of Eden, at approximately 3a.m. Saturday morning.

When Zittel hit the utility pole, his car split in half, and knocked out power in the area for more than 4 hours.

Zittel was taken to ECMC by Mercy Flight. He is being charged with speeding and not wearing a seatbelt.