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Driver Escapes Without Injury Following Rollover Accident in Coeymans Hollow

By THOMAS MARRA , Correspondent | April 17, 2019 | NEW YORK

Story No. 042019104

Coeymans Hollow, NY - The driver of a Subaru that rolled over in Coeymans Hollow escaped without injury on the afternoon of Wednesday, April 17th.

Coeymans Hollow Fire/EMS, Ravena Rescue, Albany County Paramedics, Coeymans Police and the Albany County Sheriff's Department were called to Starr Road, between Payne Road and Tracey Road, for a high-velocity rollover accident around 12:15 P.M.

The driver of the vehicle had self-extricated and declined transport after he was evaluated by EMS.

There were two dogs also inside the vehicle. One of the dogs stayed with the driver, the other ran off following the crash. The dog that did not run away had a small cut on its face, but that was the only apparent injury.

"Once the patient was medically cleared, our crew, along with other agencies, canvassed the area looking for the other dog," said Travis Witbeck on a Facebook post made by the Ravena Rescue Squad. "[Ambulance] 5889's crew located the dog in the area of 89 Payne Road, but were not able to secure it."

Kevin Pierce, a member of Ravena Rescue Squad that responded to the call, later confirmed that the dog was found in the area and was transported to the Upstate Veterinary Hospital by Coeymans Police. The dog had a laceration on its side, but was okay aside from that.

"We specialize in emergency medical care of people," said Witbeck. "But completely understand the importance of our furry friends."

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