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Driver Extricated Following Crash in New Baltimore

By THOMAS MARRA , Correspondent | April 01, 2021 | NEW YORK

Story No. 041321128

NEW BALTIMORE, NY - A driver was extricated from his car after landing in a muddy embankment following a two-car crash in New Baltimore on Thursday, April 1st.

The New Baltimore Fire Department was dispatched with Ravena Rescue and Greene County Paramedics for a two-car crash with reported entrapment at 13344 Route 9W in New Baltimore at 8:40 P.M.

Dispatch reported that there was one vehicle into a pole and another vehicle into a tree with possible entrapment and two patients.

Arriving chiefs reported that there were no wires down and that the female driver of the pickup truck was out of the vehicle, with the male driver of the car in a swamp and requiring extrication, according to Chief John Wallace.

Firefighters worked to cut a door off the car to get the driver out due to the deep mud and damage from the impact preventing the driver from opening the door.

Crews requested a second ambulance from Coxsackie to respond to the scene. Ravena Rescue also sent an additional ambulance, but they were not needed at the scene.

Wallace says the driver of the pickup truck was transported to Columbia Memorial Hospital by Coxsackie Ambulance and the driver of the car was transported to Albany Medical Center Hospital by Ravena Rescue for facial injuries and back pain.

New York State Police were on the scene investigating the cause of the crash.

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