TOWN OF ULSTER – Three men escaped serious injury when the car in which they were riding on Route 32 in the Town of Ulster struck a utility pole and burst into flames.
The accident occurred around 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 1.
Ulster County Sheriff’s deputies aided by bystanders, removed the men and provided medical attention until EMS personnel arrived.
The driver, a 30-year-old Kingston man, and his two companions were transported to local hospitals for treatment of minor to moderate, but not life-threatening injuries, police said.
The investigation, including witness accounts, suggests the vehicle passed other cars at a high rate of speed and across the double yellow line just before the accident.
No charges were filed or tickets issued yet; however, the incident remains under investigation, police said
The Ulster Sheriff’s Office was assisted by State Police, Bloomington Fire Department and Mobile Life Support Services.