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Route 9W Collision Causes Friday Evening Traffic in Glenmont

By THOMAS MARRA , Correspondent | June 04, 2021 | NEW YORK

Story No. 061521111

GLENMONT, NY - Reports of a head-on collision backed up Route 9W in Glenmont on Friday, June 4th.

Several 911 calls reported a head-on collision in the area of Route 9W and Hague Boulevard at 5:20 P.M. Selkirk Fire, Delmar-Bethlehem EMS, Albany County Paramedics and Bethlehem Police were dispatched to the scene.

Fire command arrived to find two cars in the middle of Route 9W directly in front of Hague Boulevard, with one driver complaining of injury.

“Through investigation it was determined that a 2017 Jeep was turning left from Hague Boulevard to travel north on Route 9W when it struck a 2013 Chevrolet that had been traveling north on Route 9W,” according to a report from Bethlehem Police. Both vehicles only had one occupant, the report added.

Police say the drivers of both vehicles were transported to Albany Medical Center with minor injuries. The driver of the Jeep was issued a citation for failure to yield the right-of-way, according to police.

Route 9W was blocked off at Wemple Road and Jericho Road while crews worked on cleaning up the scene.

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