Man Hurt After Hospital Van Hits Binghamton Underpass
A man sustained head injuries when the top of a hospital medical van slammed into a railroad bridge on Binghamton's East Side.
Authorities said the bizarre crash happened around 2:15 p.m. Thursday on Robinson Street.
A mobile mammography van operated by Lourdes Hospital scraped the second portion of a double underpass as it was traveling west.
A fire department supervisor said a piece of metal from the damaged truck struck the windshield of an eastbound car.
The man who was driving the car sustained cuts to his face from flying glass. The man's daughter, who had not been with him at the time of the incident, said her father was able to speak to her before he was taken to a hospital by ambulance.
Authorities said the driver of the hospital van told them a rear tire on the vehicle apparently had lost air, causing a corner of the truck to tilt upward enough to come into contact with the bridge. The truck driver was not hurt.
The "Mission In Motion" van had been at the Lourdes Primary Care Center at 276 Robinson Street just prior to the crash.
Investigators were told the vehicle has regularly traveled under the railroad bridge without incident. They said it appeared the imaging equipment in the truck was not damaged in the crash.
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