SAUGERTIES — Three people remained hospitalized on Thursday for injuries they received in a head-on collision Monday night, Saugerties Police Chief Joseph Sinagra said Thursday.
At about 7:19 p.m., a 2019 Honda Ridgeliner was being driven by James N Cintron, 73, of Saugerties south on Route 9W in Glasco, when Cintron encountered a stopped police vehicle with emergency lights activated and a disabled vehicle in the roadway. Cintron then drove around the police vehicle and into the path of a vehicle in the northbound lane, Sinagra said.
Cintron’s vehicle slammed head-on into a 2017 Jeep Wrangler that was being driven north by an unidentified 16-year-old girl from Kingston. The impact of the crash catapulted Cintron’s vehicle backward, with his truck crashing into the disabled vehicle, a 2018 Subaru Legacy, Sinagra said.
The 16-year-old had to be extricated from the Jeep Wrangler by firefighters from the Glasco Fire Department.
The girl was placed on a Life Net helicopter and airlifted to Albany Medical Center. Her condition is not known at this time.
Cintron was taken by Mobile Life Ambulance to the Mid-Hudson Regional Trauma Center in Poughkeepsie, Sinagra said.
A passenger in Cintron’s vehicle, a 60-year-old woman, was brought by Diaz Ambulance to the Westchester Medical Center Health Alliance Broadway Campus in Kingston. All three remain hospitalized at this time, Sinagra said.
The driver of the disabled vehicle was not injured.
Route 9W was closed while crews worked.
The investigation is ongoing and charges are pending, Sinagra said.