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At least 6 victims were airlifted from a serious crash on Route 17, just after midnight on Friday morning.
Sources tell YWN that Catskill Hatzolah received numerous calls at around 12:15Am reporting a two vehicle crash on Route 17 Westbound between Exits 114 and 114.
Upon arrival, Hatzolah volunteers found two vehicles involved in the crash – one was a 15 passenger van, and the second was a minivan. Two victims were pinned inside the vehicles.
Paramedics began treating the victims on the scene, and requested two choppers to airlift two occupants with serious injuries.
It took the Wurtsboro Fire Department around 45 minutes to successfully extricate one of the victims who was heavily entrapped in the vehicle.
Both seriously injured victims were driven to the landing zone one mile away, and were being flown to the Albany Medical Center.
Four other victims were being taken by Hatzolah to local hospitals – all in stable condition.
In addition to Hatzolah, Mobilemedics and the Mamakating EMS were on the scene as well.
Sources tell YWN that the 15 passenger van had possible broken down and was stuck in middle of the roadway, and was rear-ended by the minivan. A dash-cam video that YWN has seen – taken just a minute before the crash – shows the 15 passenger van stuck in the roadway.
The NY State Police is on the scene conducting an investigation.
NAMES FOR TEHILLIM ARE:
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(YWN Sullivan County Newsroom – Photos by Zishey)