PHOENIX, NY – A two-car rollover accident in the village of Phoenix at approximately 8:27 p.m. Thursday sent at least three people to the hospital.
According to Phoenix’s Enterprise Fire Chief John McDonald, two people were extricated from a 2014 Dodge Journey and were transported by Menter Ambulances to area hospitals.
The driver of a Chevrolet Impala was also transported by Menter Ambulance to an area hospital.
A passenger in the Impala who reportedly exited the vehicle on his own accord refused treatment at the scene, but a relative of the man said she would try to convince him to get checked out.
Oswego County Sheriff’s deputies were unable to comment on the accident at the scene or provide any information about the condition of those injured.
As a result of the accident, the Dodge came to rest on its side about 150 feet from the intersection at county routes 57 and 57a in the driveway between Fulton Savings Bank in the Three Rivers Plaza and Sharon Chevrolet.
The fire chief said rescue crews had to cut the top off the vehicle to get its occupants out.
The Impala sustained heavy front end damage and came to rest facing west at the bank’s drive-thru exit.
Although there had been rain showers in the area most of the afternoon, it was not raining and the roads were dry at the time of the accident.
McDonald said firefighters responded to this accident just moments after another accident was reported at 7:44 p.m. at the corner of Chestnut and Jefferson streets.
“Someone hit the telephone pole with a car, then fled on foot,” McDonald said.
That accident knocked out power in the downtown village area, including the traffic light at Route 264 and County Route 57.
The fire chief thanked Menter Ambulance crews and Moyer’s Corners Volunteer Fire Department for their assistance extricating the occupants of the Dodge Journey.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.