NEWBURGH, N.Y.-- Five members of the Plattekill fire department are injured in an accident. Their truck overturned while trying to avoid an oncoming car.
The accident happened just after 9pm Saturday night.
Newburgh Police say the firefighters were driving on Prospect Hill Road responding to an accident on the Thruway.
That's when their fire truck swerved to avoid a car that crossed into its path.
Police say the fire truck then hit a guard rail, flipped on its side, and rolled onto its roof.
All five firefighters were hurt. Three were taken to St. Francis Hospital in Poughkeepsie and two were taken to the Newburgh campus of the St. Lukes/Cornwall Hospital.
At this time, their conditions are unknown, but officials say their injuries are not life threatening.
Police say the driver of the car left the scene without stopping.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Town of Newburgh Police Department at (845) 564-1100.