Car crash narrowly misses plunging passengers into reservoir

A tow strap was used to prevent the vehicle from rolling over.
SOMERS – A Tuesday morning crash on State Route 202 near the Amawalk Reservoir sent one passenger to Westchester Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries while three additional passengers, including a small child were uninjured.
Sources told Mid Hudson News that the vehicle was driven by a 16-year-old male and the driver is the one that climbed from the wreckage and made his way back to the roadway more than fifty feet away to alert a passerby to the crash.
Troopers were dispatched at approximately 10:50 a.m. fand responded to find the vehicle near the water’s edge, with the remaining passengers inside.
State Police say that it is believed the operator swerved to avoid an object in the roadway, struck the guiderail, and the vehicle jumped the rail before coming to rest in the wooded area adjacent to the water.
The vehicle struck a tree and came to rest near the water.  The vehicle did not enter the reservoir.  The New York City Department of Environmental Protection were on scene due to fluids from the vehicle leaking into the reservoir.  Somers Fire Department also assisted at the site.

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