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Driver Crashes Into Tree to Avoid Deer in Selkirk

By THOMAS MARRA , Correspondent | March 17, 2021 | NEW YORK

Story No. 031821108

SELKIRK, NY - The Selkirk Fire Department was dispatched with Delmar-Bethlehem EMS and Albany County Paramedics for a report of a car that had crashed into a tree on Clapper Road around 8:15 P.M. on Wednesday, March 17th.

Arriving Bethlehem police officers located the vehicle just passed Church Road on Clapper Road. Arriving fire chiefs ordered apparatus to hold in quarters, as there were no apparent hazards.

The driver, who was evaluated at the scene by EMS, claimed he swerved to avoid hitting a deer. Despite it being St. Patrick's Day, police say there were no signs of impairment and no tickets were issued.

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.