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Wrong-way driver causes serious accident at the Rumsey Rd exit in Yonkers

LOCAL NEWS does not get anymore LOCAL then this!
Date: 12/27/16
Time: 12:45am
Where: Rumsey Rd Exit in Yonkers

Around 12:45 am this morning a car that was driving southbound on Rumsey Road came to the U-turn to get onto Saw Mill River Parkway but instead of going in the northbound direction he drove back onto the southbound road driving in the northbound direction until he hit head-on into a white Mercedes driven by a woman. Both drivers were able to get out of their cars on their own and almost immediately the wrong-way driver’s car burst into flames.

Yonkers Fire Department was called to the scene to put the fire out.

According to police on scene the female driver of the white Mercedes had chest pains from the impact of her airbag but was not considered seriously injured. She was transported to a local area hospital in stable condition.

The driver of the wrong-way car remained on scene. Drug or alcohol were not considered factors. “He just made a mistake” is what Westchester County police told me on scene.

Numerous cars drove onto the muddy shoulder to get around the accident before police and fire department arrived on scene with one of the cars getting stuck in the mud.

A tow truck was called to the scene to remove the 3 vehicles (2 involved in the accident and the 3rd stuck in the mud).

There were no other injuries reported to either civilians or emergency personnel.

Rumsey Road exit off the the Saw Mill River Parkway along with the entrance from Yonkers Avenue was closed until just before 3:00 am when the last car was finally removed from the scene.

Wrong-way driver causes serious accident at Rumsey Rd Exit

LOCAL NEWS does not get anymore LOCAL then this! Date: 12/27/16 Time: 12:45am Where: Rumsey Rd Exist in Yonkers Around 12:45 am this morning a car that was driving southbound on Rumsey Road came to the U-turn to get onto Saw Mill River Parkway but instead of going in the northbound direction he drove back onto the southbound road driving in the northbound direction until he hit head-on into a white Mercedes driven by a woman.

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