A two-vehicle collision resulted in a vehicle rollover near Interskate 88 on state Route 23 in Oneonta on Wednesday, Oct. 25.
New York State Police Troop C Public Information Officer Trooper Aga Dembinska said via email Wednesday that a preliminary investigation indicated that the driver of a Chevrolet Silverado rear-ended a Dodge Durango.
The Silverado rolled after impact with the Durango, resulting in the passengers of both vehicles being evaluated for injuries at the scene.
The operator of the Silverado, a 42-year-old male of Grand Gorge, was not transported to a local hospital. A 7-year-old passenger was airlifted by Mercy Flight to Upstate Medical Center for a head injury.
The operator of the Durango, a 38-year-old female of Bloomville, was transported by ambulance to Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown. An 11-year-old passenger was not transported to a local hospital.
The crash remains under investigation, Dembinska said.
The driver of the Silverado truck, who identified himself to The Daily Star at the scene only as Nick, said that the truck’s brakes went out.
Michael Howard, who identified himself as the husband of the driver of the Durango, said that his wife, Jennifer, told him that her vehicle had been headed west on Route 23 and that the truck had not slowed down as it approached from behind.
Emergency response crews, including state police, AMR ambulances and the town of Oneonta constable, were dispatched to the scene around 4:46 p.m. Traffic was directed around the scene through the roller skating rink parking lot.