A collision between a pickup truck and a car at Railroad Avenue and Route 28 in Cooperstown 20 minutes ago slowed northbound rush-hour traffic. State police were at the scene, directing traffic, but the drivers were talking to each other and neither appeared to be injured. The car in the collision, inset, limped away from the scene, leaking gasoline, and parked in a nearby parking lot at 21 Railroad. No further details were immediately available. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com
COOPERSTOWN – At least four car crashes have been reported as the snow falls on Otsego County, creating slick roads.
At 8:12 a.m., a car flipped over on Route 31 in Springfield, though no injuries were reported. A second rollover, on Route 166, was reported to involve “minor injuries” to one occupant.
Neighbor Describes XNG Truck Crash
On Route 28 South Of Schuyler Lake
By PARKER FISH • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.COM
SCHUYLER LAKE – Responding to the fourth XNG truck mishap since transports began in February, firefighters and emergency personnel blocked off several roads leading to a crash site near Schuyler Lake until 3 a.m. today, keeping some people from their homes for hours.
“We were up at the florists, and when we came back down, they had the road blocked off,” said Exeter resident Christine Allen, who lives less than half a mile from the crash site. “We couldn’t get to our house, so we went to Stewart’s and got a banana split.”
Allen was finally able to get back to her home later in the evening when responders let her through to get to her house. According to Allen, she heard a loud noise when crews released the gas from the trailer.
By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com
MILFORD – Tammy and Barry Jones were awoken at 1 this morning by a loud crash in the kitchen of their home on Route 28 in Milford.
“It was a rude awakening,” said Tammy. “There was a car right in front of our dishwasher.”
According to Tammy, the driver of the car first tried to back out, then asked them to help him leave. “Then he asked if he could use our bathroom,” she said. “And I called 911.”
Route 28 between Cooperstown and Fly Creek has been closed for the past 20 minutes after a northbound AllStar Taxi van ran into the back of a northbound tan Ford SUV that was turning left into the Haggerty Road subdivision. The accident happened about 4:20 p.m., as Bassett Hospital employees were heading home for the day. The Ford driver had pulled the vehicle into Haggerty Road but the taxi van, its front grill smashed, remained in the middle of Route 28. One person, apparently the driver of the taxi van, was transported to Bassett by Fly Creek EMS. Coopertown Medical Transport and Cooperstown EMS also had ambulances at the scene. Village police, state police and deputy sheriffs were at the scene. Cooperstown fire police were diverting traffic at Glen Avenue down Maple Street toward alternate routes. Top photo is of van, looking back toward Cooperstown; photo at right is Ford parked along Haggerty Road. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
COOPERSTOWN – Contractors for the state Department of Transportation today began installing temporary traffic signals on outer Glen Avenue (Route 28), in preparation for culvert work that will begin after Labor Day.
PUBLIC HEARING TUESDAY IN MILFORD
Under consideration are plans to close the bridge completely during the 2017 construction, causing a six-minute detour via I-88, Exit 16 and Routes 7 and 992G. Or temporary signals would allow single lane traffic to go back and forth.
The public information meeting will be Milford Central School. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with a formal presentation beginning at 7.
With Cooperstown Emergency Squad Chief Eric Pierce at the head of the stretcher, EMTs and firefighters carry the driver in a two-car crash across from the Clark Scholarship Program Office on Route 28 south of the village to a waiting ambulance. By shortly before 5 p.m., rush-hour traffic was moving again – albeit slowly – past the scene. It turned out that a north-bound black Chevrolet, in photo at right, had rear-ended a car waiting to turn into a driveway, then ran off the east side of the road and into the black fence the circles the Clark properties in that vicinity. The accident happened about 4:30, and a fire truck was dispatched to the scene, as well as the ambulance crew. If you’ve been involved in a car accident then it’s important that you contact a local law firm, such as this los angeles car accident lawyer, immediately. You may well find that you’re entitled to compensation. There are loads of law firms out there that can help you get the compensation that you deserve. It can seem a bit daunting at first becasue there are so many. However, if you just spend a mintute and do your research, you’ll find that there are loads of law firms out there like Batta Fulkerson who could potentially help you. You just have to make sure that you use the right one for you. Even if it takes you a little while to find the right one.