Patch.com reports on an accident in Clarkstown, NY, that injured four people in an SUV and left a major thoroughfare closed for several hours.
Clarkstown Police arrived at the scene of the accident on Thursday and found two heavily damaged vehicles in the roadway, a garbage truck and a sport-utility vehicle. All four occupants of the sport utility vehicle, one adult and three children, were injured in the accident, although none of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening or serious. The driver of the garbage truck did not sustain injuries in the accident.
The SUV’s occupants received on-scene treatment by Congers-Valley Cottage Ambulance, Nyack Community Ambulance Corps, Nanuet Ambulance, and Rockland Paramedic Services before being transported to hospitals, according to Clarkstown Police.
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The accident caused a large amount of hydraulic fluid to be spilled onto Route 303 and an adjoining parking lot. Due to the ramifications of this spill, Route 303 was closed to vehicular traffic between Lake Road in Valley Cottage and Lake Road in Congers for several hours to allow cleanup efforts to take place. Castlton Environmental Contractors LLC cleaned up the hydraulic fluid and prevented further runoff without causing any additional contamination.
Police have not released further information about identities of victims or circumstances surrounding the accident.