LAKE PLACID - No serious injuries were reported after a two-car collision Saturday afternoon on state Route 73 near the Cascade Lakes.
Ray Brook-based state police said three vehicles were traveling east on the highway when the first stopped to make a left turn into a parking area. The second vehicle slowed to a stop to wait for the first to turn. Steven Snook, 52, of Vermont, was driving the third vehicle and failed to see the second stopped vehicle and struck it. He was ticketed for following too closely, police said.
The operator of the second vehicle complained of minor back pain and was checked out by the Lake Placid Volunteer Ambulance Service, according to police. No injuries requiring hospital transport were reported.
All three vehicles were able to be driven away from the scene, police said.
The Lake Placid Volunteer Fire Department responded to the accident at 1:48 p.m. with one truck and 15 members. Firefighters assisted with traffic control and returned to service by 2:28 p.m.