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Motorist Goes Off Road, Down Embankment In Route 9 Crash In Croton

One person was injured when their vehicle when off the embankment on Route 9 in Croton. Photo Credit: Croton-On-Hudson Fire Department
A vehicle flew more than 150 down an embankment after the driver lost control on Route 9. Photo Credit: Croton-On-Hudson Fire Department
Police and fire officials watch as A&P Towing remove the car from the embankment. Photo Credit: Croton-On-Hudson Fire Department

CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. -- Firefighters and police officers from several departments responded to a car accident at 7 a.m. Monday on Route 9 after a an SUV flew down the embankment, injuring the driver, according to the Croton-on-Hudson Fire Department.

The accident occurred on southbound Route 9, just north of Senasqua Road, after the vehicle left the roadway and went 150-feet down the embankment, fire officials said.

Members from the Croton Fire, Croton-on-Hudson Emergency Medical Services, Croton Police and the Paramedic Fly-Car from Ossining Volunteer Ambulance Corps were dispatched to the scene of the accident.

Crew members from Washington Engine Company No. 2, made access to the vehicle while others remained on the roadway. Croton police officers also made their way down the embankment and found the driver outside of the vehicle bleeding from the head, fire department officials said.

Officers walked the patient back to the roadway to awaiting EMS personnel who transported him to Westchester Medical Center, fire department officials said.

Units cleared the scene after two-and-half hours when A&P Towing was able to raise the vehicle from the ravine.

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