Two cars leave road in separate Saugerties crashes

The scene on Kings Highway

On Thursday, Feb. 2, two vehicles failed to stay on the road while traveling on Rt. 32 and Kings Highway in separate incidents: in one case, a driver lost control and struck a house; in the other, the driver was attempting to adjust the passenger mirror when he lost control.

The first occurred that morning. At 8:58 a.m., Saugerties Police responded to a motor vehicle accident at 469 Kings Hwy in the Town of Saugerties.  Police said Michael D. Henderson, 28, of Ruby, was traveling north when lost control of his 2005 Cadillac, stricking a mailbox and a then a house . The house was occupied at time of collision, however, nobody was injured. The residence sustained minor structural damage and the Town of Saugerties Building inspector was called to the scene.  Henderson did not sustain any injury as a result of the collision. Henderson was issued traffic tickets for Speed not reasonable and prudent and for failure to keep right.

The rollover on Rt. 32

About four and a half hours later, police responded to a rollover motor vehicle accident on State Route 32 in the Town of Saugerties, south of Old Kings Highway.  Investigation by officers established that a 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee, operated by Peter E. Calvo, 40, of Coxsackie, was travelling north on State Rt. 32 when his vehicle crossed into the oncoming southbound lane and went off the road, rolled over,  coming to rest against some trees.  The driver told officers he had reached across the vehicle to adjust his passenger mirror and in doing so lost control of his vehicle. Calvo was treated at the scene by paramedics from DIAZ Ambulance and transported to the Health Alliance Hospital, Broadway Kingston Campus.