On October 11, 2007 at 23:44 hrs, Dutchess County N.Y. 911 Center dispatched the New Hackensack Fire Department, Town of Wappinger Ambulance, and the Dutchess County Sheriff's Office for a reported roll-over auto accident with an unconscious person on Diddell Road I/A/O Daniel Sabia Dive. The DCSO arrived a short time later and advised DC 911 that there was one patient who was conscious but experiencing severe neck and back pain. NKFD firefighters assisted TOW/Trans-Care in immobilizing/packaging the adult female driver and she was quickly transported to St Francis Hospital for treatment of her injuries.
It was reported that the driver swerved to avoid a deer in the roadway and lost control of her vehicle which came to rest atop an embankment on the shoulder of the road. The driver tried to escape the vehicle and at this point it slid back down the embankment onto the roadway further injurng the the driver.
There was also a second passenger in the vehicle and that was the womans pit bull terrier. The dog appeared to be uninjured and fortunately did not interfere with patient care but did wander around the accident scene in a slightly agitated and obviously confused manner but at no time posed a threat to personnel. Numerous reluctant attempts were made to restrain the dog but were all unsuccessful. The dog eventually fled into the woods and it's present fate is unknown.