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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Morning Accident In NY Leaves Tow Truck In Pool

Here's the story from WGRZ.com:

The Niagara County Sheriff's Department is investigating a morning accident that left a tow truck in a pool.

According to the Sheriff's Department, the tow truck rear ended a car that was turning left off of Tonawanda Creek Road onto Littlewood Road. Investigators say the tow truck was driving at a high speed, and did not attempt to stop.

When it hit the car, a few of the cars attached to the tow truck released and were sent into a nearby house. The tow truck finally stopped in an inground pool.

According to the Niagara County Sheriff's department, the woman driving the car and the tow truck were taken to ECMC. A child in the car was taken to Women and Children's Hospital.

The Sheriff's department has no word on the extent of the injuries.

Here's another story on this incident from WKBW.com:

Sources on the scene tell Eyewitness News that an accident involving a tow-truck and a passenger vehicle on Tonawanda Creek Road North in the town of Rapids, may have been caused by texting.

Police and witnesses say they believe the driver of the tow-truck may have been texting while driving when he slammed into a car occupied by a woman and her 8-year old son. The impact dislodged a car on the tow-truck bed, sending it into a neighboring house, while the tow-truck landed partially in a back-yard pool.

The driver of the tow-truck was taken by ambulance to ECMC with back injuries. The female driver was taken by Mercy Flight to ECMC and is in serious condition with a head injury. The 8-year old child suffered whiplash, but is otherwise in good condition.

1 comment:

Padmanaban said...

I don't know why these accidents are happening. If they drived carefully i hope it might not happen. Most of the accidents are happening due to OVERSPEED. Life is in our hands.
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