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September 7, 2017- Accident Report Roundup

This week’s accident report involves two crashes that took place as a result of driver’s failing to yield to oncoming traffic.

New York Accidents

Failure To Yield Causes Crash With A Motorcyclist

According to Vienna deputies, on Monday, September 4, 2017, a woman failed to yield to a Harley Davidson motorcycle and caused an accident on State Route 49. It is reported that the passenger side of her car crashed with the motorcycle which was being driven by a 79-year-old man. The man was subsequently thrown off his motorcycle.

The injured man, fortunately, sustained a non-life-threatening hip injury and was taken to SUNY Upstate Medical Center. The woman who failed to yield was issued a ticket for failing to yield the right of way and for driving an unregistered motor vehicle.

Four-Year-Old Girl Dies In A One Car Crash

In New York State Madison County, a 4-year-old was killed in a one car crash on Sunday, September 3, 2017. According to authorities, the four-year-old was a backseat passenger in her father’s pickup truck. Her one-year-old brother was also in the car.

Deputies also said the father stated that both children were properly secured in their safety seats and he was also wearing his seatbelt. When emergency responders arrived on the scene of the accident, the extended cab pickup truck had extreme damage and a utility pole was sheared in half with live wires down.

It appeared as though the father lost control of the truck causing him to exit the roadway and ended up hitting a utility pole on the passenger side.

It is unclear as to what exactly caused this accident and it is under investigation by sheriff’s investigators.

Sub-Contractor Dies In A District Building Accident

In Kenmore, New York, an electrical subcontractor recently died after an accident in a district building. He died following an incident in an electrical closet at Kenmore West High School.

It was reported that the subcontractor was electrocuted while performing routine construction work. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was notified and investigators from the federal agency were on the scene of the accident.

Six Flags Worker Dies After Being Struck By A Truck

A 19-year-old Six Flags worker died after he was struck by a lift truck at work. The worker was stringing lights close to a fountain at Six Flags Great Adventure when he was struck.

He was transported to a hospital where he later died from his injuries. According to a Six Flags spokesperson, the teenager’s death is under comprehensive investigation.

Motor Vehicle Crash In Whitestown Leaves One Driver Injured

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On Saturday, September 2, 2017, a motor vehicle crash on Route 233 left one person hospitalized. According to authorities, the accident happened as a result of one driver failing to yield the right of way to another car attempting to make a left turn.

The driver who failed to yield the right of way was headed south on Route 233 and crashed into a driver going north as he attempted to make a left turn. The struck driver was taken to Oneida City Hospital for chest pain evaluation.

The driver who failed to yield was issued a traffic ticket.

Fatal Car Crash Leaves SUV Driver Dead

A crash that took place in the Town of Wright on Friday, September 1,  2017, left one person dead. According to authorities, dispatchers received a call late Friday afternoon about an accident that had taken place on Route 443.

The sheriff stated that the accident happened when a truck hauling a flat bed trailer with two people inside, heading east on Route 443, collided with an SUV coming in the opposite direction that crossed into the eastbound lane. The two vehicles collided head on. Everyone who was involved in the collision had to be extricated out of their vehicles.

The person driving the SUV was pronounced dead on the scene of the accident. The two people who were in the truck were taken to Ellis Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The SUV driver’s body was removed for an autopsy at Albany Medical Center and an investigation is underway.

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