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One Ticketed in Three-Car Crash in Elsmere

By THOMAS MARRA , Correspondent | December 09, 2020 | NEW YORK

Story No. 122020110

Elsmere, NY - One person was ticketed following a three-car crash in Elsmere on Wednesday, December 9, 2020. The Elsmere Fire Department, along with Delmar-Bethlehem EMS and the Bethlehem Police Department were dispatched around 6:35 P.M. for the reported collision.

"Investigation revealed that a 2014 GMC was traveling north on Elsmere Avenue when it crossed the double yellow line into the southbound lane," according to a statement from Sgt. Whiteley of the Bethlehem Police Department.

He says the GMC side-swiped a 2007 Honda and then struck a 2015 Volkswagen head-on. Both vehicles that were struck were traveling south on Elsmere Avenue near the Elsmere Avenue entrance to CVS.

All occupants were evaluated on the scene by Delmar-Bethlehem EMS and one occupant was transported to the hospital with minor injuries. The driver of the GMC was ticketed for failure to keep right.

The exact cause of the crash is still unsure, according to Whiteley, but it appears there may have been a medical event that the driver refused medical transport for.

Elsmere Avenue was closed from Delaware Avenue to Herber Avenue until the vehicles were towed and crews cleared the scene.

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