Father's Day Car Accidents Brings Out Pleasant Valley's Responders
June 18, 2024

Two early morning accidents occurred on Sunday June 16th, 2024 at opposite ends of Pleasant Valley. At 6:15 AM firefighters were dispatched to the Sunoco Gas station at 2523 Route 44 for a car into the gas pump with a fire. New York State Police were first on the scene and ensured that the driver of the car and occupants of the gas station were safely evacuated. The fire suppression system above the gas pumps activated and knocked down the bulk of the fire prior to the arrival of Pleasant Valley personnel. The driver was evaluated and transported by Empress Ambulance to a local hospital for observation.

While firefighters were operating at the scene on Route 44, they were alerted to a second car accident. A vehicle traveling on Netherwood Road near the intersection of Fox Run went off the shoulder and hit an embankment, causing the car to roll over. Pleasant Valley Fire District Lieutenant Colin Burgess was enroute to the fire station for the first call when he came upon the accident and alerted Dutchess County 911. The driver was evaluated at the scene by EMTs from Pleasant Valley Ambulance and declined transport to the hospital.

The Pleasant Valley Fire District would like to thank the New York State Police, Dutchess County Department of Emergency Response, Matt’s Auto Body and Empress Ambulance for their assistance.

We remind residents that volunteers are always needed to be part of our team. Stop by our firehouses on Monday evenings at 6:30 pm or visit the “Join PVFD” section at PVFDNY.org.