2011-12-15 / Front Page

Eight Injured in Pair of Rollover Crashes

by ERIC GROSS

Mahopac Falls FD emergency responders assist the victim of a single car crash in Mahopac Falls Sunday night which police said resulted in the arrest of a Lake Carmel woman for drunken driving.  JACK CASEYMahopac Falls FD emergency responders assist the victim of a single car crash in Mahopac Falls Sunday night which police said resulted in the arrest of a Lake Carmel woman for drunken driving. JACK CASEYEight people were injured Sunday night in a pair of rollover crashes in Putnam County.

The first took place at 9 pm in front of Brewster Mayor James Schoenig's residence on Prospect Street when according to Brewster Police Chief John DelGado a Jeep driven by Carl Christman, 18, of Southeast went out of control after the driver told police that he swerved to avoid a large pile of leaves in the middle of the residential street: "The young driver advised Officer Sean Blakely the vehicle rolled and flipped onto its roof."

The vehicle contained six teenagers five of whom were taken to Putnam Hospital Center by ambulances and rescue rigs from Brewster and Putnam Lake. The chief said the remaining two occupants refused medical treatment at the scene.

Chief DelGado said all of the injuries incurred by the seven occupants of the Jeep were not life threatening.

Police said Christman was operating the vehicle with a junior operator's license and the chief said charges were pending.

A short time later, Carmel Police were summoned to Route 6N between West Lake Boulevard and Baldwin Place Road in Mahopac Falls for a report of an overturned car.

Officers found the lone occupant, Kim Nappi, 27, of Lake Carmel, suffering from numerous bumps, bruises and lacerations.

Chief Michael Johnson said Nappi advised investigating officers that she was traveling along Route 6N and was blinded by the lights of an oncoming car forcing her to lose control and overturn.

Mahopac Falls FD Rescue Squad personnel responded and transported the woman to the Westchester Medical Center where Johnson said she was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Police charged Nappi with DWI.

 

 
 
 
 

 

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