Dump Truck Driver Cited in Thruway Crash Involving Frum Families Driving to Brooklyn, Lakewood


thruwayaccidentA dump truck driver has been cited for an equipment violation after the elevated bed of his vehicle hit a bridge over the state Thruway in western New York, triggering wrecks that injured 17 people, an accident first reported here on Matzav.com.State police say John Hoey didn’t realize the truck bed had lifted up as he drove along the highway at about 4:30 a.m. Wednesday. The empty metal box hit the overpass near Manchester and landed in the highway. Two vehicles crashed into it, injuring five adults and 12 children, three seriously.

Hoey was issued a traffic ticket because his truck doesn’t have a required warning light that would have alerted him the bed was raised. State police Sgt. Robin Urbaniak says the citation carries a fine of up to $150.

{CBS 6 Albany/Noam Amdurski-Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. the mother from one of the cars had surgery today.she was transfered to NYU in manhattan. her child had surgery in Rochester and is there recuperating. her brother also in the car had surgery in rochester and is there too. the father has been there since the accident with his son and grandson. teh mother went today. the three other kids in the car are back in lakewood. and the husband is physically ok and with his son in rochester.

    don’t know the matzav of the other 2 children in the car going to ny.

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