Three injured in Route 3 collision in Saranac Lake

This car collided head-on with a pickup truck and then crashed into this concrete structure Friday afternoon on Bloomingdale Avenue in Saranac Lake.
(Enterprise photo — Peter Crowley)

This car collided head-on with a pickup truck and then crashed into this concrete structure Friday afternoon on Bloomingdale Avenue in Saranac Lake. (Enterprise photo — Peter Crowley)

SARANAC LAKE — Three people were injured in a severe-looking head-on collision Friday afternoon on Bloomingdale Avenue (state Route 3).

One of the vehicles, a pickup truck carrying two people, ended up losing its rear axle and wheels, which landed in the woods off the road. The other vehicle, a sedan, crashed into a round concrete structure on the roadside.

The Saranac Lake Volunteer Rescue Squad transported three patients to a hospital. Village police assisted at the scene, but state police have jurisdiction over the incident because it happened outside the village line, between the Edenfield and Snow accounting firm and Trudeau Road.

State police did not have information on the collision available by Friday afternoon.

Tommy Dupree, who owns several Saranac Lake businesses including a towing operation, was one of the first people on the scene, and he talked to the injured people. He said the woman driving the sedan told him she was from Plattsburgh and that she “blacked out” at the wheel.

Tommy Dupree stands by as Saranac Lake fire driver John Derby and others attend to two people in a pickup truck that collided head-on with a car Friday afternoon on Bloomingdale Avenue in Saranac Lake.
(Enterprise photo — Peter Crowley)

Tommy Dupree stands by as Saranac Lake fire driver John Derby and others attend to two people in a pickup truck that collided head-on with a car Friday afternoon on Bloomingdale Avenue in Saranac Lake. (Enterprise photo — Peter Crowley)

“She didn’t even know what happened,” Dupree said.

The pickup truck was driven by Diane Trummer Dudley of Saranac Lake, who was treated and released from Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake. A man in the passenger seat.

Bloomingdale Avenue was closed for a period of time while patients were attended to and the collision scene was cleaned up.

The rear axle of a pickup truck lies in woods off Bloomingdale Avenue in Saranac Lake Friday afternoon. The truck, seen in the background at right, next to an ambulance, was involved in a head-on collision. 
(Enterprise photo — Peter Crowley)

The rear axle of a pickup truck lies in woods off Bloomingdale Avenue in Saranac Lake Friday afternoon. The truck, seen in the background at right, next to an ambulance, was involved in a head-on collision. (Enterprise photo — Peter Crowley)

Firefighters and local businessman Tommy Dupree talk to two people in a pickup truck that colided head-on with a car Fridat afternoon on Bloomingdale Avenue in Saranac Lake.
(Enterprise photo — Peter Crowley)

Firefighters and local businessman Tommy Dupree talk to two people in a pickup truck that colided head-on with a car Fridat afternoon on Bloomingdale Avenue in Saranac Lake. (Enterprise photo — Peter Crowley)

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