ONEONTA – A car swerved to miss hitting a dead deer and ended up hitting a tractor-trailer in an accident on I-88 earlier this morning.
With the eastbound lane of I-88 near Oneonta closed for construction, the westbound lane has been split for traffic.
According to state police, a car driving westbound swerved to avoid hitting a deer carcass in the middle of the road, but over-corrected and drove into the eastbound lane. The car struck the tractor-trailer behind the cab, starting a fire that consumed the entire truck.
The driver was taken to Fox Hospital with neck and back injuries. The driver of the truck was uninjured. The investigation is ongoing with state police.