HUDSON — A woman and a child were taken to Columbia Memorial Health on Friday morning following a two-vehicle accident in Hudson, Hudson Fire Department First Assistant Chief Nick Pierro said.

The extent of their injuries was not known.

Hudson Fire and Greenport Rescue were sent by Columbia County 911 to Columbia Street at North 5th Street at about 9:35 a.m. after receiving reports that a car had collided with a truck.

A Herrington’s Lumber delivery truck, which was driven by Alfred Blanchard, 59, of Elizaville, was traveling south on 5th Street when it struck the car, which was being driven west on Columbia Street, in the middle of the intersection, Pierro said.

The impact of the crash caused the car to jump the sidewalk and slam into a building at the corner of Columbia and 5th, Pierro said.

Firefighters worked to free the unidentified woman passenger from the car before she was examined by Greenport Rescue, Pierro said.

There were four people in the car. Two were taken to Columbia Memorial and two were not injured, Hudson Police Chief L. Edward Moore said.

The driver of the car has not been identified. It is not known yet which driver was at fault, Moore said.

An investigation into the crash is ongoing, Moore said.

Hudson City Code Enforcement Officer Craig Haigh was requested to the scene to inspect the damage to the building, Pierro said. Part of Columbia and North 5th streets was closed until 10:26 a.m., when the accident was cleared.

Johnson Newspapers 7.1

(1) comment

janet dougherty

There were 4 people in the vehicle,3 adults and a baby 3 were taken to albany medical and 1 to cmh 2 adults were admitted baby discharged as well as cmh patient please get the story straight. ty

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