FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 20, 2016
Reply to: Christopher Maeder, Chief
Fairview Fire District
258 Violet Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
At approximately 9:39 am, the Fairview Fire District and Mobile Life Support Services were dispatched for a reported train versus automobile accident in the area of River Point Road in the Town of Hyde Park.
Dutchess County Department of Emergency Response 911 Center updated Fairview personnel while enroute that there were no injuries on the train and that State Police was on the scene with the occupants of the vehicle.
Fairview arrived to confirm with Amtrak that there were 178 passengers and four crew members on the train and all were uninjured. The occupants of the vehicle had exited prior to being struck and two were uninjured. Fairview and Mobile Life Support Service cleared the scene at 10:11 am with New York State Police handling the investigation with the assistance of Town of Hyde Park Police and MTA Police.
Please remember that Fairview Firefighters (both paid and volunteer) are committed to your safety and are here when you need us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.