Thursday, May 10, 2018



Motorist crashes into commercial building

SAUGERTIES – A driver who said his gas pedal stuck as he backed out of his driveway, wound up crashing his 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee into the unoccupied part of the Twin Maples Plaza on Red Maple Road in Saugerties early Tuesday afternoon.

Saugerties Police said the driver, Robert Beesmer, 63, was backing out of his driveway when the accelerator became stuck, causing the vehicle to shoot across the road, over an earth embankment, striking a tree and then hitting the building, coming to rest halfway into the structure.

No charges were lodged.

Saugerties Police were assisted by the Glasco Fire Department, Diaz Ambulance and the Town of Saugerties Building Department.

The investigation is continuing.

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