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Six Taken to Hospital after Tire Blowout

On Saturday afternoon, Bedford Road was partially blocked after an alleged tire blowout left four cars damaged and six people injured.

One driver's bad luck ruined the day of many on Bedford Road on Saturday afternoon. 

Sleepy Hollow Police Lieutenant Anthony Bueti reported that around 4 p.m. on August 11, a car driving eastbound on Bedford Road in Sleepy Hollow experienced what may have been a tire blow-out. The alleged blow-out led the driver, a local resident, to lose control of his vehicle, slam head on into one car and hit another parked car, Bueti said. 

Six people were taken to Westchester Medical Center by several ambulances, said Bueti, where they were treated and released. The most serious injury among them was one passenger sustaining a cut to the forehead, said Bueti. 

The driver attributed the accident to a blow-out, as did a witness, who did not want to go on the record but said she heard a noise that sounded like a tire exploding. 

Four cars in total were damaged, including two heavily damaged. One parked car was spun into following the head-on collision of two cars. A fourth car sustained minor damages from flying debris from the collision. 

Two cars had to be towed. Police managed to keep one lane of traffic open, said Bueti, though responders were still clearing the mess around 5 p.m. when Patch editor Zach Oliva happened upon the scene and took this photo and video. 

The driver was not charged or issued any summonses, Bueti said.

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