Hudson accident sends 2 to Columbia Memorial | Columbia County

Hudson accident sends 2 to Columbia Memorial | Columbia County – Car Accident

HUDSON — Two drivers were taken to Columbia Memorial Health on Wednesday morning following a three-car accident in Hudson.

The crash blocked a busy Hudson intersection for 45 minutes.

Fred Reinhold, 74, and Jadwiga Kaminska, 70, both of Hudson, were taken to Columbia Memorial Health for evaluation, said Hudson Police Chief L. Edward Moore.

At about 9:47 a.m., a 2013 Ford Suburban was being driven east on Columbia Street by Reinhold when he attempted to make a left-hand turn onto Fairview Avenue, and drove into the path of a 2015 Honda, that was being driven west on Columbia Street by Kaminska, Moore said.

After the two vehicles collided, the Kaminska car struck a FedEx delivery truck that was stopped at a stop sign on Fairview Avenue, waiting to make a turn, Moore said.

The truck, which was driven by James Scott, 55, of Schenectady, was not damaged in the crash, Moore said.

Both cars, which came to rest in the middle of the street, blocked the intersection.

Columbia County 911 sent Hudson Fire Department and Greenport Rescue Squad to the scene.

Paramedics evaluated the drivers before taking Reinhold and Kaminska to the hospital.

Traffic approaching the blocked intersection was detoured in all directions until the crash as cleared.

Motorists on Fairview Avenue were sent over Green Street. Westbound traffic on Columbia Street was detoured over Paul Avenue, and eastbound traffic on Columbia Street was directed to use Columbia Turnpike.

Both cars were towed from the scene. The FedEx truck was driven away.

Hudson police investigated.

The streets were reopened and all Hudson firefighters were back in service at 10:30 a.m.

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