NEW PALTZ – A car wreck at the intersection of Route 299 and Red Barn Road on Wednesday afternoon sent two people and a dog to regional hospitals. The crash happened at approximately 4:26 p.m., according to New Paltz Fire Department officials.
The New Paltz Fire Department, along with police from New Paltz, SUNY New Paltz, and the State Police arrived on the scene and determined that one of the vehicles had rolled over trapping one occupant and a canine in the vehicle. First responders extricated the injured occupant and dog from the one vehicle and the occupant of the second vehicle was removed through the door.
One patient was transported to Westchester Medical Center via helicopter due to the severity of the injuries sustained. The New Paltz Rescue Squad transported the other passenger to a local hospital via ambulance.
The injured dog was transported to the New Paltz Animal Hospital for emergency care. The dog is reportedly in stable condition.
Traffic was closed to the area for approximately an hour and a half.