In a dramatic incident, a tractor-trailer carrying propane tanks collided with Glenville’s Maple Avenue Bridge, resulting in a massive explosion that not only wounded the driver but also triggered a series of consequential events. The impact of the collision has reportedly set trees ablaze, and shockwaves from the explosion have affected nearby residences, according to Town Supervisor Chris Koetzle.
The driver of the tractor-trailer sustained severe injuries, suffering from third-degree burns in the aftermath of the explosion. Emergency response is in full swing, with the injured driver being swiftly transferred to the Westchester Medical Center burn unit for critical care.
Firefighters are en route to the scene to tackle the fiery aftermath of the collision. As a precautionary measure, National Grid has temporarily cut off electricity to customers in Scotia, Glenville, and Clifton Park. The Glenville Police Department has taken charge of the situation, coordinating efforts to manage the incident effectively.
Several fire departments from both Schenectady and Saratoga counties have converged on the scene, working tirelessly to contain the fire and assess the extent of the damage. In a bid to provide immediate assistance to the burn victim, a helicopter has been summoned by the incident command.
This unfolding situation underscores the challenges faced by emergency responders and the community at large in the wake of such incidents. Efforts are ongoing to ensure the safety of residents and to bring the situation under control. Stay tuned for further updates as authorities work to manage the aftermath of this explosive collision on Maple Avenue Bridge.