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September 28, 2013

Police Log: Sept. 28, 2013 — Personal-injury accident

SARANAC — A Saranac woman was injured after her vehicle struck a tour bus and went off the road, police said.

Shortly before 2:27 p.m., Debra M. Rine, 54, was driving a 2009 Subaru Forester southbound on Route 3 in the Town of Saranac when she “began seeing double” and crossed into the opposite lane of traffic, according to the State Police accident report.

Tour bus driver Heinz G. Laux, 70, of Quebec, Canada drove the bus as close as he could to the southeast shoulder of the road, police said.

Then Rine side-swiped the bus and lost control of her car, driving off the road via the south shoulder, police said.

Her vehicle overturned, according to the report.

Rine was taken to CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh after she complained of pain to her entire body, police said.

She was ticketed for moving from a lane unsafely.

— By Staff Writer Felicia Krieg

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