PEMBROKE, N.Y. — An early morning car accident in Pembroke that sent three people to the hospital with serious injuries. The collision happened on Monday morning, according to WGRZ. Deputies with the Sheriff’s Office said that the collision occurred at the intersection of Route 77 and Route 5 between a box truck and a utility truck. Two people were riding in the box truck when the collision happened. The impact between the two large vehicles was so severe that it cast both vehicles off of the road. There no charges issued at the scene.
Sheriff’s deputies reported that the box truck traveling south on Route 77 did not yield the right of way to a utility truck heading east on Route 5. The driver of the box truck, a man from Syracuse, drove into the intersection at the same time as the utility truck. The two vehicles collided. The collision sent both vehicles flying off of the road.
The driver of the box truck appeared to sustain the most serious injuries out of all three people who suffered injuries in the crash. He was trapped in the box truck, and rescuers had to extricate him from the wreckage. The passenger in the box truck, a female from Brooklyn, also sustained injuries in the crash. Both occupants of the box truck were transported to ECMC for hospitalization with serious injuries.
The driver of the utility truck was hurt in the crash as well. The operator of the utility truck, a man from Leroy, required transportation to the hospital for emergency treatment as well. Rescuers transferred him to United Memorial Medical center for treatment as well.
The investigating deputies did not issue charges at the scene. However, they determined early on in the investigation that the driver of the box truck failed to yield the right of way to the utility truck.
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