Serious Three-Car Philipstown Accident Investigated

Sheriff Kevin J. McConville reports a motor vehicle accident investigation on Monday, October 9, in the Town of Philipstown.

At approximately 9:10 am, Deputies were dispatched to the area of 3492 Route 9 for a three-car motor vehicle accident with injuries. Upon arrival, it was determined that the operator of vehicle 1, a 2017 Peterbilt dump truck driven by 65-year-old Joseph Pidala of Cold Spring, was southbound on Route 9, attempting to make a left turn into a business driveway. As he was turning, his vehicle was struck in the rear by vehicle 2, a 2014 Honda northbound on Route 9 and operated by 20-year-old Amber Paneto, also of Cold Spring. Vehicle 2 then traveled into the southbound lane, where it was struck by a 2012 Kia, operated by Patrick Pendzuk, 59 years of age of Beacon.

Ms. Paneto was flown by helicopter to Westchester Medical Center due to serious injuries. Mr. Pendzuk was taken to Vassar Brothers Medical Center by Philipstown Ambulance, who treated the occupants at the scene and was assisted by the North Highlands FD. Route 9 was closed for approximately an hour, and traffic was detoured to a side road. The investigation is ongoing.