Emergency responders transported four people to Putnam Hospital Center late Saturday night after a crash involving a sedan and a tractor-trailer, according to police.
Officials at the Southeast barracks of the New York State Police say the accident occurred while troopers were attempting to stop a driver for speeding—about 86 mph in a 65-mph zone—at about 11:30 p.m. on eastbound Interstate 84 in Southeast.
A 19-year-old Putnam Valley resident was operating the 2000 Chevrolet Impala when police turned on their lights, and officials say he initially headed to the shoulder of the left lane. Authorities generally conduct traffic stops on the right side of the road. He then reportedly reeentered the left lane, and cut into the right lane, colliding with a tractor-trailer operated by a 59-year-old Houston, TX man.
Troopers say four people, including the driver of the Impala, complained of pain. Responders, including members of the Brewster Fire Department, transported them to Putnam Hospital. The driver of the truck was reportedly uninjured.
The Putnam Valley resident is facing three traffic infractions. Police say there were no signs of alochol or drugs. They were unable to comment on traffic circumstances that followed the crash.