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Amber Alert

Friday, January 18, 2008

Accident injures pick-up driver

Glare from the sun is being blamed for an accident on Route 81 in the Whitney Point area Friday morning. Broome County Sheriff's deputies say around 8:45, a tractor trailer was going about 30 miles per hour up a hill when a pick-up truck rear ended it. The driver of the pick-up truck is being treated for serious injuries.

"By looking at the commercial pick-up truck, it appears the injuries should have been much more serious than they were. However, he's apparently going to do fine,” said Broome County Sheriff’s Sergeant Dennis Rowlands.The tractor trailer was carrying several tons of rock salt.

Deputies are not sure at this point if tickets will be issued to either of the drivers.Source