CATSKILL — An Elizaville man was taken by Town of Catskill Ambulance to Columbia Memorial Health on Saturday afternoon following a two-vehicle accident in Catskill, Catskill police Lt. Ronald Frascello said Monday.

One driver, Nilan Drnjuha, 46, did not have life-threatening injuries, Frascello said.

The other driver, D.M. Sreitas, 30, of Catskill, was not injured, Frascello said.

At about 11:56 a.m., Catskill Fire Company and Town of Catskill Ambulance were sent to the intersection of Route 23 and Route 385 for a reported two-car accident.

The vehicle, driven by Drnjuha, failed to yield the right of way at the intersection and struck another vehicle, operated by Sreitas, Frascello said.

The Sreitas vehicle then struck two poles, knocking down one pole that had a street lamp, Frascello said.

No tickets were issued, Frascello said.

There were long traffic back-ups in both directions on Route 23 until the accident was cleared.

The state Bridge Authority and Central Hudson Gas and Electric responded to the scene due to the downed pole. Catskill Police investigated.

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