Airlift Required After Palisades Parkway Accident [UPDATE]

SUV carrying six flips in New City; holiday traffic snarled at 5 p.m.

A major car accident in New City on the Fourth of July required one woman to be airlifted from the scene, and snarled traffic on the Palisades Interstate Parkway.

An SUV carrying six people flipped off the road and landed upside down in the adjacent woods at about 5 p.m. Authorities said no other cars were involved in the accident.

Emergency workers had to use a hydraulic cutter to remove one woman from the wreck, and she was then airlifted to Westchester Medical Center.

Firefighters set up a landing zone near Exit 11 to fly the injured woman out.

The other five people were out of the Toyota when authorities arrived. Witnesses said they were able to get out of the vehicle on their own and with the assistance of motorists who stopped to help.

New City Fire Chief Kenny Flynn said the car contained many personal items. Family members said the group was traveling from Bergen County, NJ, to a family gathering in Pomona.

Police believe a blown tire may have resulted in the accident

Authorities were quick to respond despite the holiday; emergency workers from the New City Fire Department and New City, Nanuet and Spring Hill Ambulance Corps were on site and closed a portion of the roadway for the rescue effort.

A total of three ambulances were at the scene, and about 20 volunteer firefighters.


Correction: an earlier version of this story misidentified the Spring Hill Ambulance Corp. We regret the error.

Watchdog July 07, 2012 at 05:27 PM
J De, seems like she was trying to help.
stephany July 07, 2012 at 08:23 PM
john doe-that is a violation of the terms of service and watchdog is correct I was trying to help. I am sorry, but if you think it looks good that is all that matters I guess why not visit www.Nyackems.org and compare good job on www.nyackems.org website
John Doe July 08, 2012 at 01:39 PM
Stephany-this article is about a car accident that hurt many people. One person mention making donations to the volunteers who left their families on a holiday to save and help these people. You decided to rant about how the the volunteers websites are either too tough to read or using a word that even though is not in the dictionary, it is a fire department term. If you are really upset with their websites, I suggest you volunteer at you local fire department or ambulance corp and help fix their websites
stephany July 08, 2012 at 06:21 PM
"this article is about a car accident that hurt many people" please quote where it says many people were hurt please quote the "rant" you are referring to. you mention websites[with an s] making it plural or at least 2-whick h ones were they 1] www.newcityems.org 2]???????? give the code to the person who made the website--DONE firematic is still a term that should be dropped or defined.
stephany July 13, 2012 at 03:22 AM
this is still a violation of terms of use your comments are tough to look at, Might I suggest you STFU. what do you think STFU is masking If it is OK here it better be OK all the time contains “masked” profanity (e.g., F@&#)


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