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Head-on crash in Niskayuna sends 2 to hospital

Schenectady Police officer Mark Weekes assists the Niskayuna Police Department with reconstructing a head-on collision on Troy-Schenectady Road just west of Mohawk Avenue on Oct. 29, 2021. Both drivers were taken by ambulance to Albany Medical Center for treatment.
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Schenectady Police officer Mark Weekes assists the Niskayuna Police Department with reconstructing a head-on collision on Troy-Schenectady Road just west of Mohawk Avenue on Oct. 29, 2021. Both drivers were taken by ambulance to Albany Medical Center for treatment.

A head on crash in Niskayuna Friday night sent both drivers to the hospital and caused significant damage to the vehicles involved.

Firefighters from Niskayuna Fire District #2 responded at 7:11 p.m. to the Route 7 area just west of Shannon Boulevard, where they found two cars had collided head on in the median, said Assistant Chief Gerry Barbiero.

“There was more than a foot of penetration through the front of the vehicles,” Barbiero said.

However, the department was able to get both driver out without using the jaws of life.

Both drivers, who were not identified, were transported by ambulance to Albany Medical Center, Barbiero said. The extent of their injuries are unknown.

The drivers were both in and out of consciousness when firefighters arrived but were alert when they were taken to the hospital, Barbiero said.

He said Niskayuna Police were at the scene for five hours reconstructing what happened.

The police department could not be reached for comment on the crash.

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