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Driver Ticketed Following T-Bone Crash in Glenmont

By THOMAS MARRA , Correspondent | December 11, 2020 | NEW YORK

Story No. 122020114

Glenmont, NY - A driver was ticketed after a T-bone crash closed a portion of River Road in Glenmont on Friday, December 11, 2020.

The Selkirk Fire Department, Delmar-Bethlehem EMS, Albany County Paramedics and Bethlehem Police were dispatched for a report of a T-bone crash at Wemple Road just before 6:30 P.M.

Upon arrival, crews located one car in the middle of River Road leaking fluids, and the other car off in a field with airbag deployment. The vehicle ended up approximately 20-yards off the road, either due to impact or the driver leaving the car in gear after exiting the vehicle, according to Sgt. Michael Whiteley of the Bethlehem Police Department. He says the driver could not provide them with the exact information.

One vehicle was headed southbound on River Road and the other was northbound on River Road, turning left onto Wemple Road into the path of the oncoming vehicle in the southbound lane, according to a statement from Cmdr. James Rexford of the Bethlehem Police Department.

Rexford said the driver making the turn onto Wemple into traffic, and later ending up in the field, was transported to the hospital with minor injuries. The driver was later charged with failing to yield right-of-way.

Fire crews secured the batteries to the vehicles and absorbed the leaking fluids. River Road was blocked off in the area while crews were on scene cleaning up the crash.

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