Five people taken to the hospital after Arsenal Street crash

Published: Oct. 14, 2021 at 11:29 PM EDT
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WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) - A crash in Watertown last night sent five people to the hospital.

It happened on Arsenal Street around 9:45 p.m. Police say two vehicles were involved.

A pickup truck was westbound on Arsenal when it collided with another vehicle exiting the gas station at the corner of Western Boulevard.

Three people were injured in one vehicle, two in the other. They were all taken to Samaritan Medical Center.

Police weren’t immediately sure of the severity of the injuries, but they’re not believed to be fatal.

Emergency crews had to use the jaws of life to get into one of the vehicles. A portion of Arsenal Street was closed as police investigated.

Tarick Clemons, an employee in the nearby Sunoco gas station, says the crash caused the power to go out in the convenience store for about 30 seconds.

“I was just doing what I was supposed to be doing, cleaning some stuff up, and all of a sudden, it just went black,” Clemons said. “I was talking to another customer and everything went black. I looked out and the entire Arsenal Street was black. I’ve never seen it look like that before.”

Clemons says the store’s security camera caught the crash. He says the pickup was speeding down Arsenal Street before the collision.

Police are investigating a two-vehicle crash on Arsenal Street in Watertown
Police are investigating a two-vehicle crash on Arsenal Street in Watertown(WWNY)

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