Emergency personnel remove an accident victim from her car on a stretcher on Monday, April 16.
Photo by Katherine Clark.
Lewis Emergency officials responded to a one-car accident around 1:15 p.m. Monday, April 16 that resulted in the injury of three Canadian women.
The accident, involving a Chevrolet Cruze carrying three passengers from Quebec, took place in the in the northbound lane of Interstate 87 off of exit 32. All three females were taken to CVPH in Plattsburgh for observation. One passenger was removed from the scene, with possible spinal injury, on a stretcher.
The Cruze went off the road and hit the rock face on the right side of the road, according to Elizabethtown Volunteer Fire Department First Assistant Chief Charlie Martin. After the car hit the rock, it flipped three to four times down the embankment along the side of the road before coming to stop.
The lead investigator in the accident, New York State Trooper Scott Flaherty, said the cause for the car leaving the road is still unknown and he will know more after speaking with the accident victims.
The vehicle was transported to Desotell's Garage in Keeseville.
Emergency personnel arrived on scene from Elizabethtown Volunteer Fire Department, Lewis Volunteer Fire Department, Elizabethtown-Lewis Emergency Squad and the Willsboro Fire Volunteer Department.
More information will be provided as it becomes available.