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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Driver Rolls Truck Avoiding Stopped Traffic At Larabee Y

Troopers said a Coudersport dump truck driver
was going too fast for conditions on Monday at 10:48 am when he came around a curve in the road and encountered traffic stopped in his lane.

Another truck with an oversized load had stopped in the traffic lane to refasten a chain on his oversize load before proceeding.
Traffic in that lane was stopped.

Marion K. Peet, 59, of Coudersport, PA, was driving a Ford LTL 9000 Dump Truck north on Rt. 155 at the Larabee Y in rainy conditions.

He saw the stopped traffic too late to stop.

He maneuvered the truck to avoid the stopped traffic, but lost control and impacted an embankment and a PennDot sign with the truck's right front corner, causing the truck to spin clockwise and roll over on it's passenger side.

Peet was able to exit the vehicle on his own and suffered only a minor injury. Police cited him for (not) Driving Vehicle At Safe Speed.

Eldred Township Fire Dept., Fire Police, and Port Allegany Ambulance 3 assisted at the scene. Portville Truck was called to remove the truck.


Anonymous said...

Once again,no comments?A LOCAL.
NOT an out of town driver.

Anonymous said...

Quite honestly, common sense would dictate that the truck driver who was stopped adjusting the chains on his load should have NOT stopped in the road, or should have had flares out to caution other drivers.

Former said...

Sounds to me like Mr. Peet wrecked his truck, but probably saved the lives of the vehicle occupants stopped in the traffic lane. Big trucks don't stop on a dime, especially in the rain. Been there, done that.