COLONIE – Two tractor trailers collided on Alternate Route 7 in Colonie, sending two people to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.
That crash also led to a secondary three-car crash about 50 minutes later, police said. One person was taken to the hospital in that crash, also with non-life-threatening injuries, state police said.
The first crash happened at about 5:30 p.m., state police said. The investigation showed t he two were traveling east when the collision occurred and they crossed over the median into the westbound lanes, troopers said.
The secondary crash then happened in the eastbound lanes.
Both the westbound and eastbound lanes remained closed late into Tuesday evening.