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Truck crashes into ambulance at Brewster highway accident site

While Brewster firefighters responded to a motor vehicle accident with injuries on Interstate 84 westbound at Exit 68 Saturday, Putnam 911 reported a second accident involving an overturned tractor trailer. In the second accident, Brewster’s ambulance was struck by a tractor trailer forcing it into the guardrail and center median. 

(Photo: Brewster Fire Department)

The Brewster Fire Department ambulance crew and the driver of the truck were transported to Danbury and Putnam Hospital with minor injuries.  

The truck was carrying milk, some of which spilled into the center median. Additionally, 250 gallons of diesel spilled requiring the response of DEP, DEC and Putnam County Haz Mat to the scene. 

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