AVON – A pickup truck pulling an empty cattle trailer t-boned an SUV while attempting to turn left on East Avon Road (Rte. 5&20) Thursday afternoon, losing its front left wheel as a result.
Local resident Karen Davin says she heard the accident from inside her home and rushed out to see what had happened, and found that fortunately, no one was injured in the accident.
“I was inside and suddenly I said, ‘I think I just heard some cars get banged outside!'” said Davin. “This stretch is bad because you’re close to the interstate, people are coming down to a 40 after 55. They go like the devil through here. I’m not implicating that anyone was speeding here, it was a simple miscommunication, but that is our experience living here for 40-plus years.”
Davin was told by first responders on scene that the pickup driver was attempting to turn left while on East Avon Road, and as he was hauling a trailer, had to make a wide left turn. As the driver moved to the right preparing to turn left, the SUV driver attempted to pass on the left, and the two vehicles collided as the truck driver tried to complete his turn.
Neither the pickup driver, the SUV driver, or the one passenger of the SUV were transported to the hospital.
Firefighters had to extract one male victim from the passenger’s side of the SUV. He appeared to have a great attitude and could be seen giving the ‘peace’ and ‘thumbs up’ sign to GeneseeSun.com reporters while he was being checked and extracted.
Firefighters with the Avon and East Avon Fire Departments responded to the scene, assisted by an Avon Ambulance, Livingston County EMS, Livingston County Sheriff’s Deputies, and a State Trooper.
PHOTO CAPTION: (Photos/Conrad Baker)
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