Sheriff Kevin J. McConville reports that on July 15, 2022, at 9:20 am, Deputies were dispatched to a motor vehicle accident on Rt. 9 and Rt. 301 in the Town of Philipstown for a motor vehicle accident. The investigation determined that a tractor-trailer carrying a fully loaded trailer of gravel was southbound on Rt. 9 and failed to stop for the red traffic signal at Rt. 301. The truck, which was being operated by a 22-year-old male resident of Garrison, then struck a Subaru, which was traveling eastbound on Rt. 301 and operated by a 47-year-old male resident of Cold Spring. The truck also struck a Honda, which was westbound on Rt. 301 and operated by a 52-year-old female also from Cold Spring. After striking the two vehicles, the truck continued south for a short distance, where it overturned, spilling gravel across both lanes of Rt.9.
The truck driver had no injuries, the driver of the Subaru was treated at the scene, and the driver of the Honda was transported to Westchester Medical Center by Philipstown Volunteer Ambulance Corps with arm injuries. The New York State Department of Transportation assisted at the scene, clearing the gravel. The road remained closed until 1:45 pm. The driver of the truck was ticketed for passing through a red signal.
Philipstown Volunteer Ambulance Corps, the Cold Spring Fire Department, and the North Highlands Fire Department responded to the scene.