NORTH SALEM, N.Y. – A two-car accident occurred on Route 116 Monday when a westbound car hit an oncoming car to avoid rear-ending an oil truck, which had slowed down to make a turn, police said.
The driver said he swerved into the eastbound lane because his brakes failed, police said.
Officer Frank Lynch issued summonses to the westbound driver for failure to keep to the right, having defective brakes and driving an uninspected vehicle. The driver was taken by the Croton Falls Volunteer Ambulance Corps to Putnam Hospital Center for treatment of facial injuries.
The North Salem police also reported the following incidents:
- A three-car accident occurred on Titicus Road when a southbound SUV failed to stop at at the intersection of June Road and struck a vehicle headed east on June Road, reported Officer Carlos Perez. The SUV overturned and the driver had to be extricated from the vehicle by the Croton Falls Volunteer Fire Department. In overturning, the SUV struck a third car at the intersection. The only injuries were to the SUV driver, who was taken to Danbury Hospital by the North Salem Volunteer Ambulance Corps.
- A girl taking a riding lesson at a Hardscrabble Road stable was tossed from her horse Friday. Responders included Officer Ralph Argiento of the North Salem Police and members of the Croton Falls Volunteer Fire Department and North Salem Volunteer Ambulance Corps. The rider was lying on the floor, fully conscious, but complaining of a pain in her left ankle. The stable manager telephoned the rider’s mother who said the family would seek medical attention on its own.
- At about 11 p.m. Saturday, Officer Frank Lynch conducted a special detail assignment along Westview Avenue and issued five tickets for violations to the winter overnight parking regulations.