Icy Roads Blamed For Two Rollover Crashes Near Buffalo
February 22nd, 2012|
February 22, 2012
While the snow associated with the recent burst of winter weather is beautiful, it can create some very hazardous driving conditions. An article released by Buffalo News says that two drivers were involved in separate rollover accidents within minutes of one another this morning in Orleans County, New York.
Deputies with the Orleans County Sheriff’s Department say that the first accident happened at approximately 7:00 AM along East Lee Road in Clarendon. A 51-year-old woman was driving her 1995 Land Rover east along the ice-splotched road when she hit a slick patch and skid off the right shoulder of the road. The vehicle then hit two trees, causing it to flip and land beside the riverside. Luckily, the woman was wearing her seat belt and only suffered minor scratches and bruises. She was treated at the scene by paramedics and released.
Fifteen minutes after the first crash occurred, a 61-year-old man driving a 2006 Ford Ranger pickup truck was heading east down West Lee Road when he hit a patch of ice and ran off the right shoulder. The vehicle went into a ditch before flipping end over end. The man was taken to Medina Memorial Hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries.