August 25, 2007

Dump truck overturns in Varna

It looks like there was a lot more excitement than is good on Mount Pleasant Road yesterday, as a gravel truck overturned when it went off the road into the old railroad bed. The driver kept the truck from crashing down into Route 366 when its brakes failed, but the photo makes it clear that it wasn't an easy stop.

The driver had minor injuries, but acting Varna Fire Chief Scott Baylor makes it clear that the driver's quick action averted a much worse possible disaster.

(I almost missed this story, which seems to have been online only in the Ithaca Journal. Many thanks to Duane Testut for pointing it out.)

Posted by simon at August 25, 2007 11:46 PM in ,
Note on photos