Woman hospitalized after Polish Town crash

07/15/2011 2:21 AM |

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | The driver of this black Ford sedan was taken to an area hospital Friday morning following a two-car crash in Polish Town.

A woman was taken to a local hospital following a two-car crash in Polish Town Friday morning.

Witnesses on the scene said a man driving a J.P. Hunter Co. roofing and insulation box truck was traveling west on Pulaski Street when he hit a woman driving a black Ford sedan, which appeared to be traveling north on Osborn Avenue. The sedan landed on its side, about 30 feet north of the intersection, on Osborn Avenue.

It took rescue workers more than 20 minutes to remove the woman, who police did not identify, from the car. She appeared to be conscious during the ordeal. Witnesses said the victim might have been the wife of one of the Riverhead Fire Department volunteers on the scene.

She was taken via Riverhead Ambulance company to a hospital, though it is not clear which one. The driver of the truck, who also has not yet been identified, did not appear to suffer serious injuries.

The crash was reported at 7:27 a.m.

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