Legal news for New York automobile accident attorneys – A crash between a dump truck box and two vehicles on the NY Thruway west of Syracuse resulted in 17 people injured.
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Manchester, NY (www.NewYorkInjuryNews.com) – An early morning accident Wednesday, April 7, 2010, on the NYS Thruway left 17 people injured, as reported by www.13wham.com.
At approximately 4:43 a.m., a dump truck was headed eastbound on the New York Thruway, between the Manchester (Exit 43) and Geneva (Exit 42) exits, when the box of the truck apparently lifted and struck a bridge overpass. State Police reported that the box detached from the truck and landed in the eastbound driving lane.
The dump truck was being driven by John Hoey, 49, of Oswego.
Shortly after the box fell, a passenger van driving east side-swiped the box after attempting to avoid the obstruction. Max Itzkowitz, 47, of Brooklyn was driving the van that was carrying one other adult and eight children.
Two of the children were airlifted to Lakeside Memorial Hospital in Rochester while other victims were transported by ambulance to several surrounding hospitals.
A second vehicle heading eastbound struck the box shortly after the initial accident. 31-year-old Josef Compton of Springfield, NJ was driving the vehicle that was carrying two other adults and four children.
Police reported that the vehicle’s driver and passengers were taken to surrounding hospitals for treatment as well.
The eastbound path of the Thruway was closed for several hours after the incident.
The bridge that was struck was to be inspected by the NY Department of Transportation.
The crash remains under investigation.
Legal News Reporter: Tara Monks – Legal news for New York automobile accident attorneys.