NYLON – A tractor trailer packed with bags of salt apparently sped around a curve on Hamilton Street (19A) in Genesee Falls, Wyoming County and struck an oncoming gray pickup truck while turning on its side in the middle of the road, then slid more than 100 feet off the road, taking the pickup with it.
Fortunately, first responders on scene said that both drivers, both males, appeared to be in stable condition when they left the scene, the pickup driver in an ambulance with minor injuries and the semi driver in a Mercy Flight helicopter with potentially life-threatening injuries.
The accident was first reported at about 9:30 p.m. Monday evening.
Investigators on scene said that the pickup truck was rolled onto its roof when the capsized trailer struck it and dragged it along the ground. Wyoming County Sheriff’s Deputies credited the seat belt and airbags, all of which were deployed, with saving the pickup driver’s life.
Firefighters with the Nunda Fire Department and Pike Fire Department responded to the scene, alongside ambulance crews from Pike and Castile, the Mercy Flight helicopter crew, Wyoming County Sheriff’s Deputies and State Police.
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