Flying Truck Lands On New York Police Car in Hudson Valley Causing Hazmat Response
Worst first day ever? A flying truck landed on top of a New York State Police car. The accident caused a Hazmat response and shutdown Route 9W for hours.
Accident on Route 9W in Esopus
On Friday, April 1, New York State Police pulled over a vehicle on State Route 9W in the town of Esopus.
At that time, a vehicle traveling northbound crossed over into the southbound lane and struck the stopped vehicle head-on.
The impact of the crash caused the vehicle that crossed over to go airborne and land on the front of the troop car.
The truck then came to a rest next to the trooper's car.
Worst First Day Ever?
Inside the New York State Police car were a Field Training Officer and two new recruit troopers.
Both new recruits were on their first day on the job after graduating from the academy, according to New York State Police. The officers suffered minor injuries, officials say.
"There were no life-threatening injuries to the occupants of the other two vehicles," New York State Police stated.
Route 9W in Esopus Closed For 5 Hours
New York State Police didn't go into more details, but it appears this is the three-vehicle accident that shutdown Route 9W in Esopus for five hours.
On Friday around 4:30 p.m., the Esopus Fire Department and Town of Esopus Volunteer Ambulance Squad were dispatched to a report of a roll-over motor vehicle accident in the area of 2083 Route 9W.
In total, there were five patients, two serious and three minor injuries, according to the Esopus Fire Department.
Two Taken To Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital in Poughkeepsie, NY
Two patients were transported to Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital in Poughkeepsie by Esopus Ambulance, assisted by Mobile Life Support Services.
Firefighters also found fluids leaking from all three vehicles and running in a drainage ditch.
Firefighters deployed hazmat equipment to mitigate the hazardous runoff and requested NYSDEC. DEC and a cleanup contractor responded to assist.