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No injuries in Lake Placid rollover; downed tree knocks out power

April 23, 2012

LAKE PLACID - No one was hurt when a driver lost control and his Jeep Cherokee rolled over on Old Military Road this morning.

Meanwhile, parts of Lake Placid are without power as crews repair a power line that was hit by a tree.

The crash happened at about 8:40 a.m. today near the intersection of Mill Pond Drive and Old Military Road. The Lake Placid Volunteer Fire Department responded with one truck and 11 members and conducted traffic control until the roadway could be cleared.

Firefighters found the vehicle on its roof. No injuries were reported. Ray Brook-based state police could not provide additional information this morning.

Don Hare of Lake Placid was on his way to work at the Adirondack Daily Enterprise, where he is a pressman, and he witnessed the crash as it happened.

"The driver was coming over the top of the hill too fast," Hare said. "He was airborne coming over the top of the hill, and I was able to get off to the side and miss him. I saw him in my rear-view as he continued down the hill. He caught an edge and ended up on his roof on the side of the road."

Hare said the road was wet but wasn't slushy or snowy, and he didn't think road conditions were too bad.

Firefighters said Old Military Road, between Mill Pond Drive and Carolyn Road, was still closed as of about 10:30 this morning as crews continued working to clear the road of a downed tree.



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