It’s that time of year where we travel for the holiday –
Most Dangerous Holidays For Drivers
Combine the holidays with unpredictable weather and its no wonder a driver will be a bit unsettled. This is the time of year as seen in this most recent I-86 accident where drivers need to be ultra cautious on the road. Its so easy to be distracted on the road this time of year. There’s an increase in vehicles on the road and a much heavier volume of traffic causing a likely-hood of accidents.
In the news …
Savona, NY– Tire tracks show where a truck failed to navigate a turn on westbound I-86 and instead struck the overpass bridge near the Savona exit.
Savona Fire Chief Steve Beebe says the driver was taken to Corning Hospital with unknown injuries.
The tractor trailer accident that happened here on I-86, off of the Savona exit, was the 3rd to occur in nearly 24 hours here in Steuben County. Now those traveling for the thanksgiving Holiday are left concerned. “You’re more alert now than you would be,” said driver Annette Knight. “People are too careless with their driving; they’ve got too much on their mind,” said driver Dennis Sumey.
On Tuesday morning, a tractor trailer collided with a car, sending the truck into the median just past the Coopers Plain exit on I-86. The driver of the car had to be taken out of the roof of his vehicle. Then, later Tuesday afternoon, a tractor trailer rear-ended another truck on I-86 near the route 15 interchange in Painted Post. Officials say everyone involved in both accidents were taken to area hospitals with non life threatening injuries.
Bill Reynolds of the New York State Department of Transportation says the bad weather could have played a role with all three crashes. “There are an awful amount of cars and trucks on the road presently and that situation can often be made a little but more difficult by bad weather,” Reynolds said.
“I think generally speaking, it’s just the increase in volume of traffic that’s at the root cause of all the accidents,” driver Joe Monago said. New York State Police are investigating all three crashes. As for the bridge that was struck in Savona, the New York D.O.T. says it has been inspected and is not damaged.
Third Crash in a Row on I-86 Leaves Holiday Drivers Worried.