2012-07-18 / Front Page

Continental Village Firefighters Handle Annsville Rollover

Annie Chesnut

Photo / Chris RimmPhoto / Chris Rimm

The Annsville Traffic Circle in Peekskill is a two-lane rotary located in a lush and scenic part of the Hudson Estuary known as Annsville Creek.

This heavily traveled hub leads drivers north on Route 9 towards Philipstown, east on the Bear Mountain Bridge Road and across the Hudson to the Palisades Parkway, Route 17, and beyond, or across the Annsville Creek causeway to Route 9 south, towards Croton-Harmon.

It’s also a place where cars and trucks of all shapes and sizes converge, and not always safely.

On Tuesday at about 5:30 p.m., the Continental Village Fire Department and Peekskill Ambulance were dispatched to Annsville Circle for a report of “a tractor-trailer rollover with possible extrication.”

“When units arrived on scene they found that the driver had extricated himself by kicking out a section of the windshield,” Deputy Chief Chris Rimm of the Continental Village FD told the PCN&R. “He was then treated and transported to the hospital by Peekskill Ambulance.”

Since the truck was leaking fuel, firefighters also had to contain the spill with absorbent pads and chemical absorbent. “Firefighters then disconnected the batteries on the truck and stood by while a tow company righted the truck and cleaned up the ash that it was carrying and spilled, the deputy chief said. Fire units cleared the scene and were back in service around 9 p.m.

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