NEW SALEM – It took first responders about an hour to extricate a driver in a crash on Route 85 on Wednesday, July 25.
New Salem Fire Department arrived on the scene near New Salem South Road at around 3:45 p.m. to find a car had crashed into a telephone pole with the female driver trapped inside.
Slingerlands Fire Department Heavy Rescue Squad was called in to assist.
The driver was transported to Albany Medical Center Hospital. Her condition is not known at this time.
The Albany County Sheriff’s Department is investigating.
More information as it becomes available.
Reporting and photographs by Tom Heffernan Sr.