Skip to comments.Another truck slams into parked Department of Transportation vehicle
Posted on 05/04/2018 1:14:52 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
HINSDALE For the second time in just over a month, a tractor-trailer-type vehicle collided with a parked New York State Department of Transportation vehicle on Interstate 86.
Both drivers involved in the two-vehicle accident were injured, said Hinsdale First Assistant Fire Chief Greg Church. The incident was reported at 11:11 a.m. Tuesday after a northbound box truck rear-ended a state DOT dump truck a few miles before Exit 27.
They were patching the road, Church said of state DOT crew. They had a truck with a lighted arrow and work zone signs up, but for some reason he didnt seem them.
The male driver of the box truck was airlifted via Mercy Flight to Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo with non-life threatening injuries, which included facial lacerations and back pain, Church said. He added the truck had a similar cab to a tractor trailer but was actually a box truck, and may have been a FedEx truck.
A state DOT worker who was inside the parked vehicle at the time of the collision was taken to Olean General Hospital.
He just wanted to be checked out. He was just kind of shook, Church said.
New York State Police, which responded to the scene along with the Hinsdale Volunteer Fire Department, did not have any available information when contacted Tuesday afternoon. As of Tuesday evening, state police had still not posted any information, including the identities of the vehicle operators, to its website.
By about 1 p.m., the Cattaraugus County Sheriffs Office, state police and Hinsdale firefighters had opened one of the two northbound lanes. Irrigated Response Management also responded to the scene to cleanup a diesel fuel leak caused by the accident.
A similar accident occurred on Interstate 86 just west of Exit 27 Jan. 10. A tractor trailer smashed into the back of a parked state DOT plow truck, as well as an arrow board used to signal drivers to move into another lane for construction work. State police reported the accident resulted in minor injuries.
People should be aware when theyre going around these highways if theres any construction or state people working on the roads. Its pretty dangerous, Church said. People should slow down, but they dont.
Another truck slams into parked Department of Transportation vehicle on Interstate 86, causes injuries
More work zone mayhem, basically. Be careful, drivers!
Just a few miles from home. Route 86 is pretty desolate as Interstate Highways go, especially in that area.
I HATED the weeks, months and sometimes years, when Beau managed road construction projects.
Too many of our family men don’t come home at the end of the day.
It’s not as bad as being a Military Wife (been that, too!) but it still sucks. :(
Having driven a big truck for years this chaps my buttocks:
“a tractor-trailer-type vehicle collided with a parked New York State Department of Transportation vehicle on Interstate 86.”
Not until the 4th paragraph do they get to:
“He added the truck had a similar cab to a tractor trailer but was actually a box truck, and may have been a FedEx truck.”
Box trucks are much shorter, much lighter and do not require a CDL.
“Reporter” Tom Dinki needs to get out and get a clue.
With that said I’m glad no one was killed.
Property can be replaced, a life can’t.
IIRC I-86 is pretty rural. I don’t recall a lot of traffic on it but that was a few years ago.
This has been a busy day for you with the Stupid Accidents Reports.
I can see how a reporter might have been confused by this, as it is kind of an odd-looking truck.
I look up road construction articles on various interstates that are works in progress, and I do find these stupid work zone accident articles among them. I am so glad I took heed from you and Haiku Guy to just take it easy in those zones and do the speed limit. Some of these people are nuts.
Unfortunately too many people don’t read the whole article or just make assumptions that the beginning of the article is the correct version.
Many years ago there was a rash of “big truck” accidents on the Atlanta bypass. One of the radio stations went jihad Johnny on 18 wheelers and the people driving them.
Turned out to be box vans half the size of the one in your picture.
The radio station never did admit they were wrong or apologise.
Journalists, making it up as they go along.
Tora, tora, tora!
Often it is the relative speed which kilos. In a construction zone, you might have one vehicle doing 70 and another doing 10. That is a lot of energy to dissipate.
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