Mom, son seriously hurt in slippery Minisink crash

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A mother and son suffered serious injuries Monday in a single-car crash that knocked out power to hundreds of Minisink homes.

Police say 36-year-old Racquel Rolon, of Port Jervis, lost control of her vehicle around 12:30 p.m. along Route 284. She slammed into a utility pole with her young son, David, in the back seat.

The victims were transported to Orange Regional Medical Center.

Police blame wet conditions and speeding for the accident, which snapped the utility pole in half. An Orange and Rockland Utilities crew was working to restore power to more than 900 area homes left without heat and electricity.

Richard Hansen, who saw the crash, said it's a scene he's become familiar with. According to Hansen, drivers have hit the pole several times.

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