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Car Versus Tractor-Trailer in Glenmont

By THOMAS MARRA , Correspondent | July 13, 2021 | NEW YORK

Story No. 071521112

GLENMONT, NY - There were only minor injuries reported following a collision between a car and a tractor-trailer in Glenmont Tuesday afternoon, July 13th. The Town of Bethlehem 911 Dispatch Center received several calls for the collision around 4:00 P.M.

Initial calls stated that the crash was in the area of the Glenmont and Albany line on Route 9W. Crews searched that area of Route 9W and all of Corning Hill Road until the crash was discovered at the entrance to 26 Plank Rd., just off of Route 9W.

Arriving police units advised incoming units of the confirmed location and that the tractor-trailer did not have a trailer attached. Selkirk and Elsmere Fire Departments responded to the scene to clean up debris and minor fluids from the crash, and Fire Police from both agencies also responded to assist with traffic control. Plank Road was closed at Route 9W while crews operated on scene.

“Through investigation it was determined that a 1999 Oldsmbile was traveling north on Plank Road when it struck the passenger side rear of a 2011 Peterbuilt tractor that was partially in the roadway,” according to a statement from Bethlehem Police.

Both vehicles were occupied by only the drivers, both of which were evaluated by Delmar-Bethlehem EMS and Albany County Paramedics at the scene and were not transported to the hospital.

The driver of the Peterbuilt was issued traffic citations following the crash, police said.

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