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Driver Escapes Death After Car Smashes Into Tree In Mount Pleasant

A motorist suffered "serious injuries" after striking a tree while driving on the Taconic Parkway in Hawthorne.
A motorist suffered "serious injuries" after striking a tree while driving on the Taconic Parkway in Hawthorne. Photo Credit: Russell Frank via Kempter's Fire Wire

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WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A man who was speeding on the Taconic River Parkway had to be extricated from his vehicle after crashing into a tree in the median in Mount Pleasant on Wednesday, state police said.

At approximately 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday night, the car went off the road on the northbound side of the parkway in Hawthorne, near milepost marker 4.7, according to police.

Cortlandt Manor resident Frantz Estimar, 25, was trapped inside the vehicle. He had to be extricated by crews from the Hawthorne Fire Department and EMS, who subsequently transported him to the Westchester Medical Center with “serious," non-life threatening injuries, according to police.

A police investigation determined that Estimar was “traveling at a high rate of speed, exited the roadway for an unknown reason, and struck a tree in the center median.”

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

State police were assisted at the scene by the New York State Park Police. Keep following Daily Voice for more information on Wednesday night’s crash as it becomes available.

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