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November 13, 2012

Accidents, fires keep responders busy

PLATTSBURGH — Area police and fire departments were busy Monday night with several accidents and fires.


A woman sustained a head injury and another woman was also hurt in a two-car accident at about 5:40 p.m. Monday at the intersection of Boynton Avenue and North Catherine Street in the City of Plattsburgh.

Both were transported to CVPH Medical Center for treatment.

A Honda Civic was heading south into the city from Route 374 when a Chevrolet sedan ran a red light at the intersection and struck the Honda, Sgt. Kevin Riley of the Plattsburgh City Police Department said. The Chevy came to rest on the lawn of 5300 North Catherine St., and the Honda was in the roadway.

Neither car had any occupants other than the drivers, whose names were not available Monday night.

Because the door of the Chevy was wedged and rescue workers couldn’t get the woman out of her car from the passenger side, the Jaws of Life device was used to extricate her, Riley said.

CVPH ambulance and City EMS transported the two women separately.

State Police began directing traffic shortly after the accident, as ambulances, police cars and fire trucks clogged city streets. Traffic moved slowly.


Just before that, police and rescue crews were called to Morrisonville, where a car had struck a pedestrian; that happened just before 5:30 p.m. near 1806 Military Turnpike.

One person was injured, but it was not life-threatening, according to a State Police.

No further information was available.


Fire destroyed a one-story seasonal hunting camp Monday on Smoke Rise Drive in Beekmantown, a dead-end road. Several area fire departments were called to that fire off Military Turnpike.

The camp, a building taking up about 400 square feet, belongs to Armand Manner of Beekmantown. Beekmantown Volunteer Fire Department Chief Darryl Menard said. Manner was not at the residence at the time of the fire but was at the camp earlier that day, Menard said. 

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