A Hudson Valley woman is in critical condition following a gruesome accident.

On Friday around 6:30 a.m., the Saugerties Police Department responded to a 911 call about a car crash on Route 9W Barclay Heights.

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Police were told two cars were involved with one person trapped in a vehicle. Officers were also told the driver of the other vehicle fled the scene on foot.

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A warrant was secured to obtain a blood sample from Martinez after Martinez refused to submit to a chemical test, officials say.

He suffered minor injuries but refused medical attention, police say.

Martinez was charged with leaving the scene of a serious personal injury automobile crash, a felony and DWI, and refusal to submit to a chemical test.

Saugerties Police Department
Saugerties Police Department

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Martinez was arraigned in the Town of Saugerties Justice Court and released to his attorney.

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Route 9W in Saugerties was closed until around noon on Friday as officials investigated.

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