Man seriously injured after dump truck rolls in SUV

ALBANY, N.Y. – Police responded to an accident in South Albany this morning when a dump truck rolled into an SUV.

The call came in from the corner of McCarty Avenue and South Pearl Street at approx. 10 a.m.

Officials say the three occupants of the SUV were not injured, but an employee of the company operating the dump truck was seriously injured. He was taken to Albany Medical Center and is listed in critical, but stable condition.

Police investigators continue to explore how the man was injured, including the possibility that he was run over by the dump truck trying to stop it from rolling downhill on McCarty.

“We’re not sure yet how he sustained his injuries,” said Steve Smith of the Albany Police Dept. “We’re still investigating the accident.”

The intersection was closed to traffic for a few hours as accident reconstruction officials worked at the scene.

Photo by Tom Heffernan Sr.

 

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