Upstate New York Car Crash Leaves Four People Injured
April 4th, 2012|
April 4, 2012
A 27-year-old woman was left in critical condition and three others were injured Tuesday after a three-vehicle crash in upstate New York. According to an article from The Wall Street Journal, the crash happened around 4:00 p.m. on Route 22 in the town of Amenia, New York, in Dutchess County.
Reports from troopers with the New York State Police who responded to the scene of the accident say that the young woman was a passenger in a car heading south along the road and had slowed to turn into a driveway. That is when a delivery van contracted through FedEx that was following too closely rear-ended the vehicle. The impact of the crash sent the car spinning into the oncoming northbound lanes of traffic where it hit another vehicle nearly head-on.
When rescue crews arrived at the scene, all three drivers and the female passenger were taken to Sharon Hospital in Connecticut for treatment. Doctors discovered that the young woman who was the passenger suffered internal injuries and transferred her to Berkshire Medical Center, where she remains in critical condition.
Troopers say the driver of the van was responsible for the crash and ticketed him for following too closely.