Troopers: Driver severely injured in Tuesday evening Fultonville crash


FULTONVILLE A driver from Massachusetts was severely injured in a Tuesday evening crash in Fultonville, state police said.

Alvin Simpson, 79, of Dudley, Mass., was taken by Lifenet to the hospital with injuries described as severe. He was in “guarded” condition Wednesday, troopers said.

The crash happened just before 8 p.m. at the intersection of routes 5S and 30A, when a pickup truck struck a tractor-trailer, state police said.

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The preliminary investigation determined Simpson was driving the pickup on Route 5S when he failed to stop for the stop sign at the intersection with Route 30A and struck the trailer portion of the tractor-trailer that had been traveling through the intersection on Route 30S, state police said.

No other injuries were reported.

State police were assisted by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Lifenet, the Fultonville, Glen and Mohawk fire departments and the Greater Amsterdam Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

National Grid also responded to replace a utility pole damaged in the crash, state police said.

The crash remained under investigation Wednesday.

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By Steven Cook

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