On the evening of October 7th, at approximately 7:45 p.m., an incident occurred in Orange County on East Main Street in Port Jervis.
As per the statement of Port Jervis Police Chief – William Worden, the truck driver from Ohio was driving in rainy weather conditions when he approached an overpass that was clearly marked at a height of 12-feet-8-inches. There was another sign indicating the clearance height as 13-feet-8-inches.
According to the chief, the driver was uncertain about whether his vehicle could safely pass under the overpass, so he stopped in the middle of the roadway to assess the situation.
According to Worden, the various markings serve the purpose of accommodating snowpack.
According to Worden, the driver of the tractor-trailer, whose name was not disclosed, accidentally backed up into the car behind him while they were in traffic. After leaving his vehicle, he was hit by a third vehicle.
Onlookers sprang into action, rushing out of their vehicles to assist the severely injured man who had sustained wounds to his legs and lower body. Their efforts proved crucial in stabilizing the man’s condition until the arrival of EMS.
According to Worden, the individual sustained severe injuries and was taken to Garnet Health Medical Center in Middletown for medical attention.
Fortunately, no other individuals were harmed in the incident. The driver responsible for the collision remained present at the location of the accident.
It is unclear what the status of the driver is at this time.
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