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Two people escape from car accident before fiery explosion


FORT EDWARD, N.Y. – Friday night, police say two Queensbury residents made it away from a serious car accident, just before it escalated into a fiery explosion.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office reports that 34-year-old Shannon Piper and 27-year-old Rebecca Murphy, both residents of the John Burke Apartments in Queensbury, were driving at a high rate of speed down East Road when the driver, Piper, lost control, causing the vehicle to strike a tree and roll into a field.

Washington County Sheriff's deputies report that Murphy pulled Piper from the vehicle out of the car through the passenger side door.

As Piper and Murphy were making their way out of and away from the car, it exploded into flames, eventually burning down to just a frame.

Piper was taken by helicopter to Albany Medical Center, and Murphy to Glens Falls Hospitals, both suffering broken bones.

The Sheriff's Department reports that the injuries were not life-threatening.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office was assisted by Fort Edward Fire and Police Departments.

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