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Car Drives Off Cliff in Sleepy Hollow

SLEEPY HOLLOW, N.Y. - Two youths drove off a cliff just north of the Phillipse Manor railroad station in Sleepy Hollow on Saturday night about 8 p.m.

The driver and passenger were not injured in the car accident, according to law enforcement. The Metro North Hudson line was shut down for about 20 to 25 minutes following the accident but service was quickly restored

Sleepy Hollow Fire Chief John Korzelius was sitting in his living room when he heard the sounds of a car accident coming from the front of his house.

“I could hear a car breaking through trees and two, three really loud bangs,” he said. “Upon coming out here, I noticed there was a vehicle down on the railroad tracks and there were two youths walking around the car.”

Korzelius said he called Metro North officials to have them shut off power to the railroad and then had traffic halted after alerting the fire department, police department and the local ambulance corps. When he got down to the tracks, he encountered the teens who were later taken to Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla for evaluation.

“They were out and alert and seemed pretty good considering they dropped about 40 feet and rolled three times,” Korzelius said.

Stiloski’s Automotive of Sleepy Hollow towed the car from the tracks, using a crane to bring it up over the hill. Korzelius said the two youths were lucky.

“They were wearing their seatbelts, they were in a good car, so it’s a lesson for everybody: wear your seatbelts and it’ll work out well,” Korzelius said.

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