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Monday, December 29, 2014

Kane Dispatched For Tractor Trailer Rollover Crash

Kane Dispatched For Tractor Trailer Rollover Crash

At 2:44 PM on Monday, Kane Fire Dept. & Ambulance dispatched to James City Hill on Rt. 66 on the sharp curve for a tractor trailer rollover crash. Chief 5 reports the accident is about half way up the hill.

ROUTE 66 RE-OPENED AT 6:28 PM

TRAFFIC CONTROL
Address: 5179 ROUTE 66
City: HIGHLAND
Cross Streets: PENNSYLVANIA AVE

Agency: ELK COMPANY 8 FD
12/29/2014 2:51:05 PM


UPDATE: 
Alexander K. Myers, 21, of Mount Jewett, PA, was driving the Peterbilt tractor-trailer southbound on Rt. 66 and attempted to negotiate a sharp left hand curve. Trooper Frederick Burns said Myers was traveling too fast and the rig overturned onto it's roof and impacted a guide rail on the west berm of the roadway.

Myers was transported to Kane Community Hospital by Kane Ambulance for treatment of minor injuries. He was wearing a seat belt He will be charged with Driving At Unsafe Speeds in District Court 55-3-04.

Kane Fire & EMS, and Big Dog Towing assisted at the scene. Highland Fire Dept. assisted with traffic control. The road was closed for about 4 hours.

6 comments :

Anonymous said...

Not surprised with that turn and the way these truck drivers think they are driving race cars! Slow down a little (or alot for some of you) your freight isn't worth a human life....

Anonymous said...

Excuse me but not all truck drivers drive that way. I think you should get all the facts before you go and post your comments. A lot of the time truck drivers are trying to avoid crashes from other vehicles approaching them. A truck drivers wife!

Anonymous said...

That hill is dangerous and easy to miscalculate those turns if you aren't used ti driving them whether it's a truck or a regular vehicle. Just hope everyone is ok.

Anonymous said...

Instead of blaming the driver how about taking the curves out and making the road straighter!!!! Call your state representative. There have been too many accidents on this curvy road.

Anonymous said...

yes the is bad but if you are pay attention and slow down a little bite, and watch what you are doming, not on cell phone, I have drove that road hauling logs for over 20 years, and travel all 48 states, no chargeable accident. I did get speeding fines but when working % bases you have to drive or you don't make every money, unless you went to work for $5.00 an hour, I see driver every day talking on cell seating down below
the steering wheel, and can not see ten feet in front of the truck
I am old truck driver with lots of miles, I have seem many accidents on the highways .

Anonymous said...

Well to let all of you know, the truck driver of this accident was NOT speeding! He was NOT on his cell phone! He was not even charged with traveling too fast or anything along those lines. And ok good for you, you have hauled logs for a living, that load doesn't shift like water in a tank does. The vehicles around this truck even told the state police that he wasn't speeding. The water sloshed inside the tank because the vehicle in front of the tractor slowed way down. The trucks Jake hit and made the water slosh to the front of the tank and rocked the tractor up once but the driver stayed calm and rode that one out but then the water sloshed for the 2nd time and that's when it pushed the tractor over. A vehicle coming down the hill said they watched the whole thing happened and said it went in slow motion. So instead of getting on here and bashing on a driver that you are thinking of things that he "might have done", how about you be happy that this truck driver and everyone else around this accident is safe and not hurt. Thanks