Binghamton Mayhem: Car Goes Airborne After Being Struck by Truck
Traffic was snarled on a busy Binghamton roadway following a spectacular crash involving a box truck and two cars.
A small Honda sedan went airborne and sideswiped another car after it was rear-ended by the truck at the intersection of Brandywine Highway and Frederick Street. The crash occurred around 2:15 p.m. Friday.
The 2013 Honda struck a tall metal utility pole before landing in a brush-covered area off the highway near a business parking lot. The car came to rest wedged between a fence and a guide rail.
A man who reportedly had been in the Honda was evaluated by Binghamton fire medics for minor injuries.
Two women who were in the other car that was struck told WNBF News they were not hurt. They said they were on heading out of Binghamton to attend a wedding in the Pittsburgh area.
The women said the box truck had been traveling at a high rate of speed when it slammed into the Honda, which was stopped for a red light.
The Ryder rental truck bore the markings of Goodness Gardens, a business based in Orange County. The truck driver was uninjured.
Northbound traffic on the Brandywine - Route 363 - heading out of downtown Binghamton was slowed to a crawl due to the crash.
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