Posted on Thursday, June 20th, 2019 at 11:45 pm
Jay, NY (June 20, 2019) – On Wednesday, June 19th, police were summoned to the scene of a two-vehicle car accident that took place along State Route 9N in the town of Jay, according to authorities. The collision occurred around 9:00 a.m. and resulted in the injuries of two parties.
According to police, a 2012 Ford Focus that was being driven by 27-year-old Tara E. Pratt, of Elizabethtown, collided with an Upstone Materials cement truck operated by 74-year-old George E. Dorr, of Keeseville. The impact of the collision caused the truck to overturn into the Ausable River, where an off-duty officer was able to help Dorr to safety as the truck caught fire.
When emergency medical crews arrived at the scene, they found Pratt entrapped in her vehicle. The injured woman was transported to University of Vermont Healthcare Network at the Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital in Plattsburg. She suffered facial contusions, as well as injuries to her lower extremities, and was taken to University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, VT, for additional treatment.
Dorr was reported to have suffered hand and leg injuries and was taken to Elizabethtown Community Hospital, where he was treated and then released. The official cause of the crash remains under investigation.
Car Accidents in New York
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