Hughsonville FD Responded to Three Vehicle MVA
By HFD Social Media Team
August 13, 2022

On August 12th at 4:26pm, Hughsonville Fire Department and Town of Wappinger Ambulance were dispatched to a three car motor vehicle accident on Route 9 between Myers Corners Road and Old Hopewell Road.

As FD and EMS were en route to the scene DC911 advised that the PD were reporting a three vehicle accident involving a school bus and one vehicle off the road way on its side with one patient entrapped. The HFD responded with 45-1(Chief Jerrick), 45-2(Asst. Chief Rogers), 45-11(Engine), 45-55(Heavy Rescue), 45-62(Brush Truck), 45-67(EMS Fly Car), and 45-69(Utility Truck). Firefighters from 45-55 and 45-11 utilized the Hurst Cutters and Spreaders also known as the Jaws of Life to extricate one patient from the rolled over vehicle. A total of five ambulances were requested by Hughsonville Command to transport a total of eight patients to local hospitals. Route 9 north bound between Old Hopewell Road and Myers Corners Road was closed for several hours before being reopened due to New York State Police conducting their investigation.

The following agencies and EMS providers assisted on scene:
New York State Police
Town of Poughkeepsie PD
Village of Fishkill PD
Dutchess County Department of Emergency Response (County Car 3-Fire Coordinator /County Car 7-EMS Coordinator)
Town of Wappinger Ambulance
Mobil Life
Beacon Volunteer Ambulance
Lagrange Fire Departments Ambulance

The HFD would like to say thank you to the DC911 Dispatchers for coordinating the response of our fire equipment and the 5 total ambulances needed.

Photos By: Jim Tompkins