posted on March 24, 2011 07:56
Three people were injured this morning in a spectacular accident involving three cars and a fuel oil truck.
The injured have been taken to Strong Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
One of the injured was in a car that ended up pinned beneath the tanker.
The names of the injured have not been released.
The accident happened around 7:45 this morning at the intersection of Route 33 and West Bergen Road in Bergen.
Brandy Schot of Bergen was on her way to work in Batavia. She was just two vehicles behind the cars involved.
She describes to WBTA what she saw:
"There were two girls in a van who were eastbound on Route 33 and had stopped to make a left hand turn onto West Bergen Road. A woman in a Ford Focus was coming down West Bergen Road, trying to make a left on Route 33 West. The tractor-trailer tried to avoid her but struck the Focus, causing the vehicle to spin around. The tanker then lost control, jack-knifed and rolled over. In the meantime there was another car traveling east on Route 33 that slid under the truck."
The truck was loaded with 9,500 gallons of fuel oil.
Regarding the injured: One woman was taken by Mercy Flight to ECMC, two other persons were taken by ground ambulance.
State Police are investigating.