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Woman Airlifted After Car Crashes Into Utility Pole On Route 45

The crash on Route 45 in New Hempstead.
The crash on Route 45 in New Hempstead. Photo Credit: Ramapo Police Department

A motorist was airlifted to the hospital after a car crashed into a utility pole, leading to the closure of a stretch of Route 45 in Rockland County overnight.

The crash happened around 3:40 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 in New Hempstead, leading to the closure of the roadway between Rensselaer Drive and Greenridge Way as Orange and Rockland Utilities crews worked to restore power.

The roadway reopened around 5:40 a.m.

The woman driving the car suffered serious, but non-life threatening injuries and was transported to Westchester Medical Center, Ramapo Police said.

The Hillcrest Fire Company No. 1 unit also responded to the crash for extrication but the driver was out of the vehicle upon its arrival.

The cause of the crash is under investigation, according to police. Orange and Rockland Utilities are on scene making repairs.

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