Garbage truck trashes car

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RED HOOK – Red Hook Police are investigating a crash between a sanitation truck and a car on West Market Street.

At around 8:10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 21, the truck, driven by a 50-year-old Amenia man, was westbound on West Market Street attempting to turn left into a local business parking lot when the driver failed to see a 2000 Honda traveling eastbound and turned in front o0f the car, causing the collision, police said.

The driver of the Honda, a 37-year-old Red Hook man, as well as his two children, ages 10 and eight, avoided injury, but all were taken to MidHudson Regional Hospital in Poughkeepsie for precautionary evaluation.

The driver of the sanitation truck was not injured and refused medical attention at the scene.

Red Hook Police were assisted by the Red Hook Fire Company and Northern Dutchess Paramedics.