Crash temporarily closes portion of Route 32 in Waterford

Members of the Waterford Police Department with a car involved in a motor vehicle accident on Route 32 south in the area of Scotch Cap Road in Waterford on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)
Members of the Waterford Police Department with a car involved in a motor vehicle accident on Route 32 south in the area of Scotch Cap Road in Waterford on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Waterford — Two people were taken to the hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening following a rear-end collision on the southbound side of Route 32 in the Quaker Hill section of Waterford.

One car with two occupants rear-ended a utility truck in the area of Scotch Cap Road. The driver of the car suffered what appeared to be a broken ankle, along with bumps and bruises, said Quaker Hill Fire Chief Matthew Carson. The man’s passenger, a young female, did not appear to be injured.

The man was taken by a Cohanzie Fire Department ambulance to Lawrence + Memorial Hospital.

The driver of the utility truck was transported by an Oswegatchie Fire Department ambulance for a complaint of neck pain.

Route 32, which was closed after the accident occurred, was partially reopened shortly before 6 p.m. Police are investigating the cause of the accident.

g.smith@theday.com

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