Accident closes part of Route 12E

Route 12E accident

CLAYTON, N.Y. (WWNY) - Part of Route 12E west of Clayton was shut down Monday night when a vehicle smashed into two utility poles.

Officials on scene said the driver was trapped inside, and had to be rescued with the “Jaws of Life” tool. The driver was rushed to Samaritan Medical Center.

There was no word on the extent of the driver’s injuries Monday night.

The accident happened on 12E west of Clayton, near Bartlett Point Road. The road was closed between 8 PM and 9:20 PM. State police are investigating.

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