Hutchinson River Parkway Reopens In Harrison After Gas Station Fire

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The scene after the fire was extinguished at the chain reaction crash at the Mobil station in Harrison on Tuesday
The scene after the fire was extinguished at the chain reaction crash at the Mobil station in Harrison on Tuesday Photo Credit: Brian Donnelly
Car Catches Fire at Harrison Gas Station Photo Credit: whiteplainsdv
The scene after the fire was extinguished at the chain reaction crash at the Mobil station in Harrison on Tuesday
The scene after the fire was extinguished at the chain reaction crash at the Mobil station in Harrison on Tuesday Photo Credit: Brian Donnelly
The scene after the fire was extinguished at the chain reaction crash at the Mobil station in Harrison on Tuesday
The scene after the fire was extinguished at the chain reaction crash at the Mobil station in Harrison on Tuesday Photo Credit: Brian Donnelly
The scene after the fire was extinguished at the chain reaction crash at the Mobil station in Harrison on Tuesday
The scene after the fire was extinguished at the chain reaction crash at the Mobil station in Harrison on Tuesday Photo Credit: Brian Donnelly
Traffic is heavy on the northbound Hutchinson River Parkway after it reopened Tuesday around noon following a fire at the Mobil station in Harrison.
Traffic is heavy on the northbound Hutchinson River Parkway after it reopened Tuesday around noon following a fire at the Mobil station in Harrison. Photo Credit: Brian Donnelly

Updated:  WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- The Hutchinson River Parkway has reopened in both directions in Harrison Tuesday afternoon after a fire at the Mobil gas station led to its closure for nearly an hour, according to Kieran O'Leary of the Westchester County Police.

A car driven by a 70-year-old failed to slow down when the driver experienced a diabetic emergency.

The car entered the gas station, slamming into another vehicle and triggered a chain reaction, multi-vehicle accident, O'Leary said.

The car driven by the 70-year-old and the first car it hit were involved in the fire, O'Leary said.

Six people were injured, none of whom have life-threatening injuries, O'Leary added.

The closure, just south of the interchange of I-684 and the Merritt Parkway, is between North Street/Route 127 (Exit 25) and Mamaroneck Avenue (Exit 23), was reported at 11:15 a.m. Both north and southbound lanes reopened shortly before noon.

All traffic was detoured onto Exit 25 (North Street/Route 127) during the closure.

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