YORK – Police ticketed the driver of the sedan that was pushed over a curb and grassy median by a pickup hauling a flatbed on Wednesday.
According to Livingston County Chief Deputy Matt Burgess, who was one of those who investigated at the scene, the driver was ticketed for Failure to Yield the Right of Way, which is a violation.
The front seat passenger in the vehicle suffered non-life threatening injuries and was trapped in the car. Firefighters cut away the passenger’s side door to free her. An ambulance transported her to a hospital.
The victim’s family members were present at the scene. Some cried as firefighters worked to extricate the victim.
The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office’s investigation alleges that the sedan was northbound on Rte. 63 trying to turn left onto Rte. 36 when the pickup, southbound on 63 with its empty flatbed trailer, struck the sedan’s passenger side door at about 3:15 p.m. The Sheriff’s Office alleges that the sedan driver should have yielded right of way to the oncoming pickup.
The driver of the pickup was not injured or charged.
First responders directed traffic while the on-scene investigation was active. Traffic remained open on 63 and 36 while first responders were at the scene.
Firefighters with the York and Leicester Fire Departments responded to the scene with multiple Livingston County EMS ambulances.