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Fatal Accident on Route 9W in Congers

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On Friday, September 24, 2021, at approximately 11:45pm, officers from the Clarkstown Police Department responded to the area of Lake Rd and Rt 9W in Congers, for reports of a one vehicle accident with injuries.

Officers arriving on scene discovered an overturned vehicle that had struck a utility pole. The vehicle was occupied by two adult males, who were both ejected. The driver of the vehicle, 35/M, was pronounced deceased at the scene by Rockland Paramedics. The passenger, 41/M, was treated on scene by Rockland Paramedics and Congers-Valley Cottage Ambulance Corp, he was transported to Westchester Medical Center due to the severity of his injuries.

At the time of this post the next of kin has not yet been notified.

The Clarkstown Police Accident Investigation Team is conducting the investigation, the cause of the accident has yet to be definitively determined.

Video from the scene

 

Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased victim and we hope for a full recovery of the injured party in the vehicle.

Photo by Rockland Video Productions, NY

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Fatal Accident at Intersection of West Nyack Rd. & Rt. 304 in Nanuet, 10-Year-Old Boy Identified as Victim

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NANUET, NY – On Tuesday, October 12, 2021, at approximately 6:15pm, officers from the Clarkstown Police Department responded to the intersection of Rt. 304 and West Nyack Rd., in Nanuet for reports of a two vehicle accident with serious injuries.

Arriving officers discovered two vehicles heavily damaged, a Toyota Sienna and a Ford F-150 both with airbag deployment. Each of the involved vehicles were occupied by a driver and one passenger. A juvenile occupant of the Sienna, a 10-year-old boy, had severe injuries and was not breathing, officers promptly began CPR on scene. Arriving soon after were ambulances from Nanuet Comm. Ambulance Corp., Pearl River EMS, New City EMS, Nyack EMS, and Rockland Paramedics to treat all four of the injured parties. All of the injured occupants were transported via ambulance to area hospitals.

The passenger of the Toyota Sienna, a 10-year-old boy, has succumbed to his injuries at the hospital. Police are withholding the identity of the deceased at this time until notifications are made to his family. At the time of this article being published, there is no further information on the conditions of the other injured parties.

The Clarkstown Police Accident Investigation Team is conducting the investigation, the cause of the accident has yet to be definitively determined. They are asking anyone who may have witnessed this accident to please contact us at (845)639-5800.

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Piermont FD Memorial Service for Ex. Chief Nick Gatti Sr. and Dive Lt. Bruce “Buddha” Baez

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Piermont Fire Department Special Memorial Service and Final Resting for Ex. Chief Nick Gatti Sr. and Dive Lt. Bruce “Buddha” Baez.

Members of the Piermont FD, various fire departments and the families of Gatti and Baez joined together for a memorial service at the end of the Piermont Pier. Members of the Piermont Dive Team took capsules of their brother divers to their final resting place on the bottom of the Hudson River – making them forever tied to Piermont and Rockland County.

We thank both Gatti and Baez for their service of over 20 years to the people of Rockland County. They both have without a doubt made our county a better place.

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